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End of life options expanded
Union Democrat

In a week people with a terminal illness will have the option to seek an aid in dying drug as part of the End of Life Option Act passed in California. However, the logistics of finding a willing provider and how to pay for the drugs remains vague at best. According to Dr. Lael Duncan, medical director for the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California, most health networks and medical organizations that contract with doctors haven’t written up policies on their stance on the act.