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Health and Safety Code - HSC

DIVISION 1. ADMINISTRATION OF PUBLIC HEALTH [135 - 1179.102]

  ( Division 1 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )
  

PART 1.85. End of Life Option Act [443 - 443.22]

  ( Part 1.85 added by Stats. 2015, 2nd Ex. Sess., Ch. 1, Sec. 1. )
  
443.8.  

All of the following shall be documented in the individual’s medical record:

(a) All oral requests for aid-in-dying drugs.

(b) All written requests for aid-in-dying drugs.

(c) The attending physician’s diagnosis and prognosis, and the determination that a qualified individual has the capacity to make medical decisions, is acting voluntarily, and has made an informed decision, or that the attending physician has determined that the individual is not a qualified individual.

(d) The consulting physician’s diagnosis and prognosis, and verification that the qualified individual has the capacity to make medical decisions, is acting voluntarily, and has made an informed decision, or that the consulting physician has determined that the individual is not a qualified individual.

(e) A report of the outcome and determinations made during a mental health specialist’s assessment, if performed.

(f) The attending physician’s offer to the qualified individual to withdraw or rescind his or her request at the time of the individual’s second oral request.

(g) A note by the attending physician indicating that all requirements under Sections 443.5 and 443.6 have been met and indicating the steps taken to carry out the request, including a notation of the aid-in-dying drug prescribed.

(Added by Stats. 2015, 2nd Ex. Sess., Ch. 1, Sec. 1. (AB 15 2x) Effective June 9, 2016. Repealed as of January 1, 2026, pursuant to Section 443.215.)