End of Life Option Act

Honoring our patients’ wishes

California’s End of Life Option Act allows terminally ill adults (with 6 months or less to live) to request aid-in-dying medication. 

We always honor our patients’ beliefs, values, and choices. If a patient wishes to exercise their legal option to access aid in dying, we provide a safe, supportive environment. We will work with the primary care physician to help everyone involved understand the legal protocols, and will provide comprehensive physical, emotional, and spiritual care to the patient, along with support for family members and loved ones.

For more information about the Act, read this fact sheet from UC Law SF. You can read our policies and procedures about the Act here.


Supporting families

Read Joel McKinney’s story of his dad’s decision to take aid-in-dying medication, and how Mission Hospice supported the entire family.

Our End of Life Option Act Grief Support Group will provide a safe, confidential space for exploring the grief experience of those whose loved ones chose the End of Life Option Act. The eight-week group will meet virtually on Thursday evenings from April 6 – May 25, 2023.