University HealthCare Alliance

January 27, 2016

Clinical Update – The California End of Life Option Act

“On October 5, 2015, California became the fifth state in the nation to allow physicians to prescribe terminally ill patients medication to end their lives. ABX2-15, the “End of Life Option Act,” permits terminally ill adult patients with capacity to make medical decisions to be prescribed an aid-in-dying medication if certain conditions are met. (ABX2-15, Stats. 2015, Ch.1; Health & Safety Code ยงยง443et seq.) This document discusses the requirements of the

End of Life Option Act.”

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