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End of Life Option Act

End of Life Option Act

California became the fifth state to allow physicians to prescribe terminally ill patients medication to end their lives under the “End of Life Option Act” Because the Homes receive federal funding, the Veterans Home shall not provide aid-in-dying drugs, and employees or other entities shall not participate in any activities under the End of Life Option Act while on the premises of the Veterans Home. All terminally ill members residing in the Veterans Homes of California shall receive appropriate and necessary medical care, including counseling, hospice, and palliative care, as appropriate and desired. However, if a member intends to take an aid-in-dying drug to end his or her life, prior to receiving and taking the drug, the member shall discharge from the Veterans Home.

Amended 12 CCR 509, effective 01/09/17

Approved Form 400 and Final Regulation Text

Final Statement of Reasons

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Initial Statement of Reasons

Proposed Text




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