SB 579 Shortens waiting period for Death with Dignity

VOTE: NO – Governor Brown Signed into Law

Status (overview) of bill:

This bill creates exception under Death with Dignity Act to 15-day waiting period for patient with less than 15 days to live, and if less than two days to live creates exception to two-day waiting period.

Personal Choice and Responsibility
Allows deadly drugs to be prescribed the same day as the diagnosis of a terminal disease is imminent upon two oral requests and one doctor’s approval.


  1. Comm says:

    This is when there is impending Death within the 15 day waiting period!.

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