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CMA PUBLISHES PHYSICIAN GUIDANCE FOR THE END OF LIFE OPTION ACT

The Medical Association (CMA) has published new legal guidance intended to help physicians and patients understand the End of Life Option Act, which was passed in 2015 and makes physician aid-in-dying legal in California. The document is in a question-and-answer format, and is intended to help both physicians and patients navigate the complicated law. “As physicians, there are a lot of questions about requirements under the new law, required documentation and forms, requests for the drug, consulting physicians and so on,” said CMA President Steve Larson, M.D. “There certainly will be areas that evolve as we look to best practices in ...

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