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California's Right-To-Die Law Still Has Some Kinks, Hearing Finds

January 29, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

The End of Life Option Act made it legal for terminally ill patients to take lethal medication. But some families say red tape and poor provider training keeps patients from actually exercising the right to die.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Remembering End Of Life Option Act Advocate Elizabeth Wallner

July 24, 2017

Beth Ruyak gives an update on Elizabeth Wallner, the high-profile activist who advocated for California's End of Life Option Act.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Lawmakers Reflect On New End Of Life Statistics

July 5, 2017 | Chris Remington

The California Department of Public Health released statistics for the End of Life medication in California last week. Assemblywoman Susan Eggman and former State Sen. Lois Wolk authored the bill; they join Insight with their reflections.

111 Prescribed Patients Opted To Use End Of Life Medication

June 28, 2017 | Chris Remington

One hundred ninety-one terminally ill people received California's End of Life medication during the first six months of the law's existence. The California Department of Public Health released the statistics Tuesday.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

SN&R Journalist Shares His Mother’s Story Facing End Of Life Option

June 21, 2017 | Cody Drabble

Sacramento News & Review journalist Raheem Hosseini witnessed the hurdles his mother faced when attempting to take advantage of the new law. He shares memories of his mother’s life and talks about her unsuccessful attempts.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Reflection On State's Historic End Of Life Law

June 9, 2017 | Chris Remington

California Assembly Member Susan Eggman, from Stockton, authored AB-15, which ultimately became California’s new End of Life law last year. She joins Insight with reflections on the historic change, on the law's first anniversary.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

On Choosing Aid Of Dying One Year Later

June 9, 2017 | Chris Remington

Elizabeth Wallner previously shared her story on Insight about fighting late-stage cancer. She plans to end her life if her health deteriorates significantly. She joins Insight with an update on her situation.

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Critics Raise Concerns As Calif. Approaches One-Year Anniversary Of Aid In Dying Law

June 7, 2017 | Sally Schilling

As California approaches the one-year anniversary of its aid-in-dying law, critics are raising concerns about doctors taking advantage of terminally ill patients.

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