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An Old Friend and California’s End Of Life Option Act

When I started writing about California’s End of Life Option Act in this blog, I never imagined that an old friend, from a job that I had in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, would be one of the people in California to make use of it. But in late March, Tom Negrino,…
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California’s End of Life Option Act Will Be Effective June 9, 2016

On October 5, 2015, Governor Brown signed the End of Life Option Act into law. The law requires that two doctors determine that a patient has six months or less to live before the lethal drugs can be prescribed. Patients also must be mentally competent to make medical decisions and be able…
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California’s New End of Life Option Act Goes Into Effect in 2016

In October, California became one of five states to permit medical aid in dying with the passage of the End of Life Option Act. The bill is modeled after one passed in Oregon in 1997. Governor Brown signed the bill, with a signing statement that said, in part, “I do not know what I…

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