End of Life Option Act Provides Peace of Mind to Terminally Ill Californians

Signed into law on October 5, 2015, and in effect from June 9, 2016, the California End of Life Option Act is a physician-assisted dying law modeled on the Oregon Death with Dignity Act.

The California End of Life Option Act allows certain terminally ill individuals to legally request and obtain from their physician medications to hasten their death and end their life in a humane and dignified manner.

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* California Death with Dignity is a project of the
Death with Dignity National Center, whose mission is to promote Death with Dignity laws based on the model legislation, the Oregon Death with Dignity Act, both to provide an option for dying individuals and to stimulate nationwide improvements in end-of-life care.

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