The Canadian Press

2015-02-07 | SCOC Assisted Dying Quebec

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Quebec's health minister says the Supreme Court of Canada's unanimous decision to strike down the ban on providing doctor-assisted death shows the province is on the right path with its own landmark legislation. Quebec was the first province in Canada to adopt right-to-die legislation last summer. It's expected to go into effect by December at the latest. Health Minister Gaetan Barrette says the ruling serves as vindication for Quebec politicians, who were routinely criticized in the rest of Canada when they began debating the issue of doctor-assisted death in 2009. (Under the Quebec legislation, patients would have to have an incurable illness and be in an advanced state of irreversible decline in capacities. They would also have to demonstrate they are in constant physical and psychological pain which doctors could not treat with medications. The attending physician would have to supervise the request, in conjunction with a hospital medical team.)

Date: 2015-02-07
Placeline: QUEBEC CITY.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 23 seconds

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