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's TJ Hill Quoted in Voice of America News
TJ Hill, Director of Options Counseling and Lawyer Referral Service, was interviewed on the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for a Voice of America online article. TJ discussed how the ADA "changed the landscape of the country" in opening access to public transportation and accommodations for people with disabilities. Full story