On February 11th, DRLC filed a lawsuit in San Francisco Superior Court to clarify the ability of mentally competent, terminally ill California patients to obtain aid in dying from their physician. The plaintiffs, consisting of patients and doctors, are asking the court to declare that physicians who provide a prescription for medication to a mentally competent terminally ill patient should not be subject to criminal prosecution under existing California law.
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DRLC maintains specialized programs that focus on areas of pressing concern to the disability community. Our client base includes people with all types of disabilities; people affected by cancer and HIV; children and students with disabilities; medically fragile children and people with terminal illness.
DRLC practice areas include:
Cancer Rights Program
Civil Rights Program
- Community Advocacy Program
- Disability Litigation Program
- Education Advocacy Program
- HIV Law and Policy Project
- Inland Empire Program
End of Life Choice
- Aid in Dying
- Right to receive appropriate supportive and palliative care
- Right to effective and aggressive pain and symptom management
DRLC does not provide legal representation on the following types of cases: Criminal, Employment, Domestic Violence, Personal Injury, Consumer Fraud, Bankruptcy, Evictons or Foreclosures, Applications or Appeals for Public Benefits, Wills/Estates/Trusts/ Conservatorships.
For more information about services DRLC does provide, please click here.