August 01, 2016 Feature

Physician-Assisted Dying: Developments in State Law

Michael H. White

California Governor Jerry Brown signed the End of Life Option Act on October 5, 2015, authorizing physician-assisted dying in the state. The statute, which went into effect on June 9, 2016, tripled the number of competent, terminally ill adults in the United States who are lawfully permitted to ask a physician for help in dying.

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