The Colorado End-of-Life Options Act (PDF file) authorizes medical aid in dying and allows a terminally ill adult to end his or her life in a peaceful manner. The patient must meet several requirements, including:
- A prognosis of six months or less
- Mental capacity to make an informed decision
- Residency in Colorado
- Has requested and obtained a prescription for medical aid-in-dying medication.
The Act has specific requirements for both physicians and patients. For more information, see the “frequently asked questions” at https://www.uchealth.org/colorado-end-life-options-act/