California Looks For Aid-In-Dying Lessons From Experiences Of Oregon, Washington
As the June 9 start of California's controversial law approaches, state officials can look to annual reports by public health departments in Oregon and Washington, where similar measures are already in effect.
The San Jose Mercury News:
End Of Life Option Act: Lessons From Two States With Similar Aid-In-Dying Laws
For 13 years, Dr. David Grube, an Oregon family physician, helped 30 terminally ill people die. He says the experience taught him some fundamental lessons that California doctors will begin learning on June 9, when the state's controversial End of Life Option Act takes effect. The law will allow physicians to prescribe lethal drugs to patients who have six months or less to live. (Seipel, 5/28)
Bay Area News Group:
How Will California's New Right-To-Die Law Work?
Under California's right-to-die law, which takes effect on June 9, terminally ill patients must take numerous steps before they're prescribed a lethal drug. (Krieger, 5/28)