End of Life Option Act

Please note that the End of Life Option Act was recently passed by the California legislature took effect on June 9, 2016.  Until January 1, 2026, this act authorizes an adult who meets certain qualifications and who has been determined by his or her attending physician to be suffering from a terminal disease as defined in the act, to request medication prescribed for the purpose of ending his or her life. The act establishes procedures for making these requests, forms to request aid-in-dying medication and, under some circumstances, an interpreter declaration.

Recent reports have indicated a reluctance on the part of the physician to participate in the process.

If you are a resident of Humboldt County and suffer from a terminal disease, please consult us and your medical professionals if you may want to avail yourselves of these right to die provisions.