Sonora Regional Medical Center: Say NO to Suicide!
**Paper versions of this petition are also being circulated and will be submitted**
BACKGROUND: In October 2015, Governor Brown signed into law the End of Life Option Act, which gives immunity to doctors who choose to help their patients end their own lives through physician-assisted suicide (PAS). The law is intended for those who have been deemed terminal--or reasonably have 6 months or less to live--and a prescription for the lethal drug(s) is only supposed to be written upon the patient’s direct request and then self-administered by the patient. Physician-assisted suicide is set to go into effect all over the state of California on June 9, and Governor Brown has already allocated Medi-Cal funds to pay for the “aid in dying” drugs. The Act allows individual doctors and other larger health care providers to “opt out” of PAS. Health care providers are allowed to prohibit their employees and independent contractors from participating in physician-assisted suicide (Health and Safety Code 443.15(a)).
This petition urges SRMC to take a bold stand and say NO to participation in SUICIDE in any form.
Please add your name if you live in TUOLUMNE or CALAVERAS Counties.
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Petition to: Sonora Regional Medical Center Governing Board