On Eve Of Aid-In-Dying Law Going Into Effect, A Look At How It To Navigate It
There are strict regulations in place for both doctors and patients.
How The Assisted Suicide Law In California Works
California's assisted suicide law – the End of Life Option Act – takes effect Thursday. Stephanie O'Neill, KPCC's healthcare correspondent, joined Take Two to explain how it works. ... you must ask your attending doctor for the lethal drugs two times orally and once in writing. The two oral requests have to be at least 15 days apart, while the written request has to be made on a special form and it needs to be witnessed by two people. At least one of those people cannot be a relative or someone who is going to benefit from your estate. You must then discuss this decision with your attending physician without anyone else present, except an interpreter if needed. (6/7)