End of Life Option Act
California's End of Life Option Act entered into effect on June 9, 2016. The law allows mentally capable, terminally ill patients to request "Aid in dying" - a prescription for a medication that will end their life at their own chosen time.
Purpose of this site
This site has been created by Susan Gardner, M.D. and Jeffrey Levine, M.D. to help people who are wanting to know more about the End of Life Option Act (EOLOA) and may require assistance with accessing physicians willing to participate in implementing the rights guaranteed by this act.
We have been working closely with Lonny Shavelson, M.D. to guide and inform our practice of assisting patients.
For comprehensive information about EOLOA, access the web site of Bay Area End of Life Options.
1. Answering questions about the provisions of the law and course of implementation.
2. Assisting patients in their efforts to communicate with their physicians to explore the possibility of having their treating physician assist with their end of life requests.
3. Consultation with physicians who are wanting to know more about the law or are requesting support in their efforts to utilize the law for the first time.
4. Working with patients to understand the options that exist for support and comfort during a terminal illness. This includes familiarizing them with the benefits of palliative care and hospice services.
5. Helping patients access the assistance of doctors who are willing to participate in the EOLOA when their current physicians are unable to assist.
If you would like to inquire further about our assistance, please fill out and submit the attached intake form. Once we receive this form, you will be contacted directly. You may also contact us through the options below with questions related to your situation.