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CalVet - California Department of Veterans Affairs

02/12/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/14/2018 14:38

At Veterans' Homes, Aid-in-Dying isn't an Option

​THE ATLANTIC --- The state of California passed a law three years ago that allows terminally ill people to take lethal drugs to end their lives, but controversy is growing over a newer rule that effectively bans that option in the state's eight veterans' homes. Proponents of medical aid-in-dying and residents of the Veterans Home of California at Yountville-the largest in the nation-are protesting a regulation passed in 2016 by the California Department of Veterans Affairs, or CalVet, that requires that anyone living in the facilities must be discharged if they intend to use the law.

Read the complete article by clicking on this link: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/02/aid-in-dying-veterans-homes/552974/.