Despite California’s Aid-In-Dying, Those In Veterans Homes Barred From Seeking Help Ending Lives
The Department of Veterans Affairs' policy prohibits veterans in homes run by the government from utilizing states' aid-in-dying laws.
The Associated Press:
Dying Vets Cannot Use Life-Ending Drugs At Many State Homes
Suffering from heart problems, Bob Sloan told his children he wants to use California’s new law allowing life-ending drugs for the terminally ill when his disease becomes too advanced to bear. But then the 73-year-old former U.S. Army sergeant learned that because he lives at the Veterans Home of California at Yountville — the nation’s largest retirement home for veterans — he must first move out. (Watson, 3/7)