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End of Life

California’s New Law for Terminally Ill Patients

California’s End of Life Option Act was set in motion after Brittany Maynard, a California woman with inoperable brain cancer, moved to Oregon to hasten her death. 

Modeled after Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act, the End of Life Option Act will take effect June 9th.  With this law, California will become the fifth and the largest state to allow doctors to prescribe lethal medications to terminally ill, mentally competent, adult residents of California.