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California Senate Set to Vote on End-of-Life Options Act

The day of reckoning is coming soon for a bill that would require terminally ill Californians to be told of end-of-life care options. The measure has squeaked through two committees, and the full Sena

California Senate Set to Vote on End-of-Life Options Act

The bill calls for doctors upon request, to give dying patients information about all legal end-of-life choices. These include hospice care and the option to refuse life-sustaining treatments.  Steven Jamison is with the advocacy group Compassion & Choices.

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<b> Steven Jamison: </b> We're not doing anything controversial here. We are saying we need a conversation that is honest, and open about what a patient's choices could be if worse comes to worse. <br>

Disability rights activists have some reservations. They say the measure could encourage some patients to see themselves as terminal, long before that's actually the case.

Kenny Goldberg, KPBS News.