Tahoe Forest Hospice Statement Regarding Medical Aid in Dying Act
Policy regarding Medical Aid in Dying at Tahoe Forest Hospice
If you are considering medical aid in dying, our hospice will facilitate discussions and information, but we do not otherwise actively participate in the process. Our Hospice Medical Director can provide aid-in-dying consultation and is a prescribing physician. Hospice patients considering aid in dying can also contact the Patient to Doctor Referral System of the American Clinicians Academy on Medical Aid in Dying (a nonprofit organization that assists providers of medical aid in dying and their patients). Our hospice clinical staff members are not required to be present with the patient on the day of aid in dying prior to ingestion. We can, upon request, provide referrals to others who can be present with the patient and family on the aid-in-dying day.