On January 1st 2022, Bill 380 took effect which reduced the waiting period between requesting aid in dying and receiving medication. A report by the California Department of Public Health reveals that 1,270 terminally ill Californians obtained prescriptions for medical aid in dying and that more than 95% of these terminally ill Californians were receiving hospice and/or palliative care.
California is one of the ten US states (Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Vermont and Washington) that allow medical aid in dying.
To read the report: California End of Life Option Act Report 2022 Data Report
Read a summary of the report on Compassion and Choices: Improvements to California End of Life Option Act Led to 47% Jump in Use in 2022 (compassionandchoices.org)