Article on woman with ALS using California’s End of Life Options Act

Since the time the California legislature discussed the End of Life Options Act in 2015, the topic of planning end of life via medication occasionally comes up at local caregiver support group meetings.  The new law went into effect in early June 2016.

One big change is that many hospice agencies now support the End of Life Options Act and their physicians will work within the law’s requirements.

When end of life is planned, the person dying often requests that friends and family gather beforehand.  There was an interesting article published recently on Vox about a California woman with ALS who planned her death and had a “party” prior to that.

Here’s a link to the article:

I arrived at my friend’s party. A few hours later she died, exactly as planned.
Updated by Kestrin Pantera
Aug 22, 2016, 8:10a