End of Life Option Act Information for Healthcare Professionals
Key Information About The End Of Life Option Act For Healthcare Professionals
Message to Providers: The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) has prepared responses to the most commonly asked questions concerning provider participation in the California End of Life Option Act. These responses highlight important actions required of participating providers. This information is offered strictly as guidance on provisions in the legislation and is not specific methodology for provider participation.
Forms available from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) are required under the law, and familiarity with these forms may assist both healthcare providers and patients to comply with the process. CCCC recommends healthcare professionals review all forms, especially the “Attending Physician Follow-up Form,” to ensure all required information is collected and documented.
Nothing on this web page is intended to be, and should not be interpreted as, specific medical or legal advice regarding this complex piece of legislation and related medical issues. This information may serve as a guideline for providers who are seeking general information about participation in the End of Life Option Act.
Note: Key terms defined in the legislation are listed in bold.