California End of Life Options Act: A Presentation to Explain the Details
Posted by Judy Lane
Posted on August 30, 2016
The new California End of Life Options Act (ELOA) was signed into law in 2015 by Governor Jerry Brown and went into effect June 9, 2016. The ELOA gives terminally ill, mentally competent Californians the option, together with their families, doctors, and their faith, to make the end-of-life decisions that are right for them in the final stages of their terminal illness. This includes the option to request a prescription from their doctor to shorten their dying process painlessly and peacefully.
On Sunday, October 2, at 12:30 p.m. after the service, a program will be presented to explain this new law and answer questions. Our speaker will be Ruth Holton-Hodson, who is the co-leader of Sacramento’s volunteer action team for Compassion and Choices . This organization advocated for the law and is now engaged in a massive outreach effort to ensure that California residents understand their full range of end-of-life options. They want to be sure terminally ill people get the end-of-life options they desire.
If you are interested in attending this presentation, please sign up at the Adult Enrichment table on Sunday mornings or call the UUSS office.