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California medical aid in dying law much improved
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Euthanasia Research and Guidance Organization Euthanasia Research and Guidance Organization
For Immediate Release:
Dateline: Junction City, OR
Wednesday, October 6, 2021

 

On Oct. 5, 2021, the bill to improve the California End of Life Option Act, was signed into law.

SB 380 goes into effect on January 1, 2022 and makes the following changes:

The mandatory minimum waiting period between the 1st and 2nd oral request will be reduced from 15 days to 48 hours.

Healthcare systems and hospices will have to post their aid-in-dying policies on their websites.

The final attestation form will be eliminated.

If a patient makes a request for medical aid in dying and their doctor cannot support them in it, the doctor will be required to tell the patient they will not support them, document the request in the patient’s medical record and transfer the patient’s medical records upon request

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Name: Derek Humphry
Title: President
Group: Euthanasia Research & Guidance Organization (ERGO)
Dateline: Junction City, OR United States
Direct Phone: 541-998-1873
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