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The End of Life Option Act Webinar – Encore Presentation
Webinar Audio Recording



Webinar recorded live on​ April 18, 2016

The End of Life Option Act is one of the most important new laws signed by the Governor last year. Effective June 9, 2016, individuals who have a terminal illness and meet certain qualifications may now ask their physician for prescription medication to end their life. The law is complicated and not without controversy. Whether or not a hospital chooses to support or “opt out” of participation, all health care providers should prepare policies and procedures now to address the Act.

Recommended for:

Hospital in-house legal counsel and health care attorneys, risk managers, case managers, chief medical officers and physicians, pharmacists, chief nursing officers and nurse managers, chief compliance officers, ethics committees, privacy officers, social workers, home health and hospice staff, quality management staff, skilled nursing staff and administrators.


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End of Life Sample Policy 1 added 6/6/16
End of Life Sample Policy 2 added 6/6/16


Jackie Garman, Esq., is CHA’s vice president of legal counsel, overseeing CHA’s legal representation in litigation critical to the hospital industry; evaluating the legal impact of legislation and regulations on hospitals; and serving as a resource for member hospitals. Prior to joining CHA in 2014, Ms. Garman spent eight years as general counsel for what is now UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. Before joining Children’s, she was a partner at the Hanson Bridgett law firm in San Francisco, specializing in civil litigation and particularly medical staff credentialing and peer review disputes.

David Perrott, MD, DDS is senior vice president and chief medical officer of the California Hospital Association. Dr. Perrott’s responsibilities include all clinical issue areas, including the Center for Hospital Medical Executives, California Alliance of Hospital-Physician Organizations, and the Certification and Licensing Committee. Dr. Perrott is also board chair of the Hospital Quality Institute and a member of The Joint Commission (TJC) Board of Commissioners.

Lois Richardson, Esq., is CHA’s vice president of privacy and legal publications/education. In addition to her current role, Ms. Richardson has served as CHA’s legal resource for the past 19 years, primarily as legal counsel. She is the author of numerous CHA publications, including the Consent Manual, California Hospital Compliance Manual, California Health Information Privacy Manual and Mental Health Law. Ms. Richardson is also the executive director for the California Society for Healthcare Attorneys.