Broadcast date: 6/21/2018
On June 9, 2016 California’s End of Life Option Act (SB 128) went into effect, and the state became the fifth is the U.S. to permit physician-assisted suicide for the terminally ill. That means that a patient who has been diagnosed as having six months or less to live can then request life-ending medication from their physicians. The law was and remains highly controversial, and now a series of recent court rulings has placed the law in jeopardy, and its future remains uncertain.
Join host Kris Kington Barker as she speaks with Samantha Trad, Access Campaign Director and Dr. Catherine Sonquist Forest as they discuss this very personal and controversial law and talk about the ramifications of these surprise rulings on patients, family and care providers.
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