California’s New Law On End-Of-Life Options

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
hospice care