California’s End of Life Option Act Goes Into Effect, But What Does That Mean In Florida?

California’s End of Life Option Act Goes Into Effect, But What Does That Mean In Florida?

A new law going into effect in California will allow terminally ill patients with less than six months to live to request life-ending medication from a physician.

Although no such legislation has been introduced in Florida, the passage of this statute underscores the importance of discussing patient’s final wishes with physicians and family members alike.

Palliative care physician Dr. Elizabeth Teague works to provide critically ill patients with an improved quality of life. She said, most of the time, her treatments can alleviate or address patients’ suffering, allowing them to make the final months or years of their lives meaningful to them.

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