Hi there. My name is Bridget Mackay. I’m an attorney in Petaluma, California, and I practice in the area of estate planning and elder law. Today… Or actually, this next series of video blogs are going to be related to the End-of-Life Options Act. I’m going to do a four-part series because California joins Oregon, Washington, Montana, and Vermont on June 9th of this year, 2016, by allowing self-assisted termination of life available to patients in certain circumstances. You need to know the basics of this law and what it could mean to you, your family, and your community.
This month, I’m going to address this issue in my video blogs covering subjects in four parts. The first, I’m going to talk about the basics of the act, who does it cover and how. The second is, what are the requirements to get the prescription for the drug that is used for the termination of life. Three, how is this prescription administered, ’cause that is an issue and has been debated. And finally, what are the protections, will be covered in our final part. Stay tuned and find out how Californians will be facing the Right To End Your Life Act, which will be available to all of us June 9th.