New legislation doesn’t change probate in California. It does change, however, the requirement for doctors to provide terminally ill patients with counseling and disclosure about their options for end-of-life care.
California’s health care providers are now required to let their patients know about their options when they’ve been diagnosed with a terminal condition, including:
their right to give individual health care instructions in their California Advance Health Care Directive
their prognosis with and without disease-targeted treatment
their right to continue such treatment with or without palliative care, and