The University of California Office of the President is proposing revisions to the Presidential Policy UC Health Participation in Activities under the End of Life Option Act (PDF). Some of the proposed changes include the following:
- UC Health acknowledges the rights of individual employees to refrain from participating in activities authorized under the Option Act.
- It is the policy of the University of California to extend to its patients the choices made available through the Option Act and to comply with its terms. The University, however, neither requires nor encourages any individual provider to participate. Participation in activities authorized under the Act is strictly voluntary.
To view the redlined policy with all of the proposed revisions, go to: https://ucla.box.com/v/end-of-life-2021.
As with all formal University policy reviews, employees are encouraged to provide comments on the proposed revisions. Submit your comments to Brandy Schmitt at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than June 24, 2021. If you have any questions, please email Cathryn Nation at email@example.com or contact via phone at (510) 987-9705.