CHA News Article

End of Life Option Act Becomes Effective June 9
Comprehensive resources available

The End of Life Option Act permits an adult with a terminal disease and the mental capacity to make health care decisions to request and be prescribed an aid-in-dying drug if specified conditions are met. This week, the Legislature adjourned the Special Session on Public Health and Developmental Services, giving the End of Life Option Act an effective date of June 9.

Last month, CHA issued guidelines for hospitals about the Act, including a comprehensive document describing the requirements and options under the law, and  a recording, available for purchase, of a webinar that provides an overview.