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California’s end-of-life law launches, hospitals choosing to opt out

Starting June 9, terminally ill Californians will be able to obtain a lethal prescription from doctors. However, since it’s a voluntary law, some physicians and hospitals are opting out.

Of the four major hospitals in San Luis Obispo County, none confirmed they will be opting-in to provide patients the option of life-ending medication.

Dignity Health-operated French Hospital in San Luis Obispo and Arroyo Grande Community Hospital will not be participating.