The End of Life Option Act allows an adult diagnosed with a terminal disease, who meets certain qualifications, to request the aid-in-dying drugs from their attending physician. The Act requires physicians to submit specified forms and information to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). CDPH will collect data from forms submitted by physicians. Annual reports will be made pursuant to the Act and relevant privacy requirements.
January 1, 2022, the required waiting period between the first and second oral
request is 48 hours and the Final Attestation for Aid-in-Dying Drug form is no
longer required. Additionally, the text of the Interpreter’s Declaration and
Patient's Request for Aid-in-Dying Drug forms has been updated. Please refer to
Senate Bill (SB) 380 to review additional changes to the EOLA.
Important Updates Regarding
SB 380 and the Online Forms Portal
To access the EOLA portal and complete the EOLA forms online please follow the instructions below:
If you have any questions regarding the EOLA form submission portal you may contact the EOLA at EOLInfo@cdph.ca.gov.
California Health and Safety Code, Division 1, Part 1.85, Section 443-443.22