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Live Webinar: End-Of-Life Option Act and SB 380
Wednesday, December 08, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PDT
Category: Live Webinar

End-Of-Life Option Act and SB 380

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During the webinar, you will:

  • Learn about SB 380 and the changes going into effect January 1, 2022
  • Hear stories directly from family members who have experienced MAID with their loved ones
  • Learn the Hospice role in MAID


Bonnie McKeegan

Bonnie McKeegan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) psychotherapist and writer in Grass Valley, California. She is a Board Director for Full Circle of Living and Dying, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to educate and serve our community in understanding options and rights for end-of-life care and post-death care; empower families and communities in bringing back the tradition of family-led death care through conversation, guidance, and local resources. Bonnie’s mother utilized California’s End of Life Option Act to end her suffering from terminal breast cancer. Bonnie is also a volunteer and storyteller for Compassion and Choices.

Amanda Villegas

Amanda is an award-winning documentary photographer and student at ArtCenter College of Design. She is fervently passionate about advocating for equitable and compassionate end of life care options and sharing her experiences to enact change. Amanda is dedicated to documenting stories that need visibility to help resolve societal issues. 

Sam Trad

Samantha Trad is the National Director of Care Advocacy for Compassion and Choices, the nation’s oldest, largest and most active non-profit organization dedicated to empowering everyone to chart their own end-of-life journey. In this role, Samantha passionately works hard to expand patient-centered and patient-directed end-of-life care across the country, which includes making sure people have the tools they need to plan for a possible dementia diagnosis and other serious illness. She is also an expert on implementing medical aid in dying laws and leads education and outreach efforts to eliminate barriers for eligible patients who want the option of medical aid in dying. Previously, Samantha led Compassion & Choices work in California and Hawai’i.  

Susan Kensill

As a new nurse in 2016, I was hired by Mission Hospice and Home Care in San Mateo. I spent 3 years in the field as an admissions nurse and then case manager. When medical aid in dying law passed, our Mission Hospice teams discussed how we would go forward as an organization to support our patients who requested this option. We did not hesitate in offering support to patients and provided our staff with the option of participating or not in care for a patient who was planning to or even considering end of life option act. I opted to participate and support our patients who now had this option available.

In the last 2 years I have been in the clinical manager position though often case manage for some of our patients.  I was RNCM this year for a woman  and for whom life had become unbearable due to her lung cancer with metastasis to her brain. She was on our service for quite a while with some decline over the time but most notably in July and August She was strong, stoic and mostly loved her family fiercely. She did not want to be dependent on others for her care once her cancer incapacitated her functionally and cognitively. I joined her, her husband,   2 adult  children, her sister and companion cat  on the day she ingested medication.  Our patient had walked the halls at the Capitol in Sacramento the night before the vote was to take place for  the right to choose medical aid in dying. It was an honor to have known her, been present when she died and to now participate in this effort to continue educating about and supporting this law that has provided relief from suffering for those who chose to end their lives  on their own terms.


CHAPCA Member: Free
Non-Member: $75.00

Registration is now closed.  You may purchase the recording beginning Thursday, December 9th.  If you are member, a recording will be loaded to the Members area tab under On-Demand Webinar Library.