End of Life Option Act
The End-of-Life Option Act allows an adult diagnosed with a terminal disease, who meets certain qualifications, to request the aid-in-dying drugs from their attending physician. The Act requires physicians to submit specified forms and information to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
The California End of Life Option Act went into effect on June 9, 2016. Revisions to the law were approved and are effective 1/1/2022. This law allows a terminally ill adults who are California residents to request a medication from his or her physician that will end his or her life.