MCLE Article: The California End of Life Option Act (ABX2-15)
By Lisa Klinger, J.D.
Lisa Klinger has been an attorney since 1984 (University of Southern California) and has always specialized in employee benefits and employment law, focusing since 2010 on the Affordable Care Act. She helps employers and their advisors understand what ACA and its regulations require. Since 2013 Lisa has been a volunteer with Compassion and Choices, and in 2016 has done many presentations on the California End of Life Option Act.
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Effective June 9, 2015, California became the fifth state1 to allow medical aid in dying through the signing of the California End of Life Option Act ("EOLO Act" or "Act") that was codified in California Health and Safety § 443, et seq., which allows a California licensed physician to prescribe aid-in-dying medication to adults who meet certain qualifications.