§ 443 This part shall be known and may be cited as the End of Life Option …
§ 443.1 As used in this part, the following definitions shall …
§ 443.2 (a) An individual who is an adult with the capacity to make …
§ 443.3 (a) An individual seeking to obtain a prescription for an …
§ 443.4 (a) An individual may at any time withdraw or rescind his or her …
§ 443.5 (a) Before prescribing an aid-in-dying drug, the attending …
§ 443.6 Before a qualified individual obtains an aid-in-dying drug from the …
§ 443.7 Upon referral from the attending or consulting physician pursuant to …
§ 443.8 All of the following shall be documented in the individual’s medical …
§ 443.9 (a) Within 30 calendar days of writing a prescription for an …
§ 443.10 v2 A qualified individual may not receive a prescription for an …
§ 443.11 (a) A request for an aid-in-dying drug as authorized by this …
§ 443.12 (a) A provision in a contract, will, or other agreement executed …
§ 443.13 (a) (1) The sale, procurement, or issuance of a life, …
§ 443.14 (a) Notwithstanding any other law, a person shall not be subject …
§ 443.15 (a) Subject to subdivision (b), notwithstanding any other law, a …
§ 443.16 (a) A health care provider may not be sanctioned for any of the …
§ 443.17 (a) Knowingly altering or forging a request for an aid-in-dying …
§ 443.18 Nothing in this part may be construed to authorize a physician or any …
§ 443.19 (a) The State Department of Public Health shall collect and …
§ 443.20 v2 A person who has custody or control of any unused aid-in-dying drugs …
§ 443.21 Any governmental entity that incurs costs resulting from a qualified …
§ 443.215 This part shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2026, and as …
§ 443.22 (a) The Medical Board of California may update the attending …

Terms Used In California Codes > Health and Safety Code > Division 1 > Part 1.85 - End of Life Option Act

  • Adult: means an individual 18 years of age or older. See California Health and Safety Code 443.1
  • Aid-in-dying drug: means a drug determined and prescribed by a physician for a qualified individual, which the qualified individual may choose to self-administer to bring about his or her death due to a terminal disease. See California Health and Safety Code 443.1
  • Attending physician: means the physician who has primary responsibility for the health care of an individual and treatment of the individual's terminal disease. See California Health and Safety Code 443.1
  • Attending physician checklist and compliance form: means a form, as described in Section 443. See California Health and Safety Code 443.1
  • Capacity to make medical decisions: means that, in the opinion of an individual's attending physician, consulting physician, psychiatrist, or psychologist, pursuant to Section 4609 of the Probate Code, the individual has the ability to understand the nature and consequences of a health care decision, the ability to understand its significant benefits, risks, and alternatives, and the ability to make and communicate an informed decision to health care providers. See California Health and Safety Code 443.1
  • Consulting physician: means a physician who is independent from the attending physician and who is qualified by specialty or experience to make a professional diagnosis and prognosis regarding an individual's terminal disease. See California Health and Safety Code 443.1
  • County: includes city and county. See California Health and Safety Code 14
  • Department: means the State Department of Public Health. See California Health and Safety Code 443.1
  • Department: means the Department of Food and Agriculture. See California Food and Agricultural Code 32
  • Informed decision: means a decision by an individual with a terminal disease to request and obtain a prescription for a drug that the individual may self-administer to end the individual's life, that is based on an understanding and acknowledgment of the relevant facts, and that is made after being fully informed by the attending physician of all of the following:

    California Health and Safety Code 443.1

  • Local agency: means city, county, or other public or municipal corporation. See California Government Code 53920
  • Medically confirmed: means the medical diagnosis and prognosis of the attending physician has been confirmed by a consulting physician who has examined the individual and the individual's relevant medical records. See California Health and Safety Code 443.1
  • Mental health specialist: means a psychiatrist or a licensed psychologist. See California Health and Safety Code 443.1
  • Mental health specialist assessment: means one or more consultations between an individual and a mental health specialist for the purpose of determining that the individual has the capacity to make medical decisions and is not suffering from impaired judgment due to a mental disorder. See California Health and Safety Code 443.1
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, association, corporation, limited liability company, or any organized group of persons whether incorporated or not. See California Food and Agricultural Code 38
  • Person: means any person, firm, association, organization, partnership, business trust, corporation, limited liability company, or company. See California Health and Safety Code 19
  • Physician: means a doctor of medicine or osteopathy currently licensed to practice medicine in this state. See California Health and Safety Code 443.1
  • Public place: means any street, alley, park, public building, any place of business or assembly open to or frequented by the public, and any other place that is open to the public view, or to which the public has access. See California Health and Safety Code 443.1
  • Qualified individual: means an adult who has the capacity to make medical decisions, is a resident of California, and has satisfied the requirements of this part in order to obtain a prescription for a drug to end his or her life. See California Health and Safety Code 443.1
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Food and Agriculture. See California Food and Agricultural Code 35
  • Self-administer: means a qualified individual's affirmative, conscious, and physical act of administering and ingesting the aid-in-dying drug to bring about his or her own death. See California Health and Safety Code 443.1
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Health and Safety Code 23
  • Subdivision: means a subdivision of the section in which that term occurs unless some other section is expressly mentioned. See California Food and Agricultural Code 49
  • Terminal disease: means an incurable and irreversible disease that has been medically confirmed and will, within reasonable medical judgment, result in death within six months. See California Health and Safety Code 443.1
  • transaction: means negotiated purchase and sale, gift, or devise. See California Government Code 53938