City of Hope, USA
Title: End of life option act: Where are we today
Biography: Sorin Buga
Physician assisted suicide is a controversial topic in medical and oncological field with very few countries decriminalizing this aspect of medical care.
End of Life option Act ( EOLOA ) came into effect in June 2016 making California the 5th American state to accept such end of life option but legislation requires the clinician to follow very strict rules when evaluating patients for EOLOA.
City of Hope, a cancer institution with NCI designation, after consulting with all staff physicians decided in 2017 to participate in EOLOA and several patients have requested the aid in dying drugs (AIDD).
This presentation will outline the general state and institutional requirements for EOLOA followed by a few case presentations.