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Doctor officially not punished for assisted suicide, thereby defying the wishes of a faith-based health-care facility
Aug 17, 2019

In a letter dated July 5, 2019, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC) dismissed an official complaint against doctor Ellen Wiebe, saying the Vancouver doctor did not break any of the regulator’s rules when she helped a man of 83 dying. 

VAD bill introduced in West Australia
Aug 17, 2019

On August 6th a Voluntary Assisted Dying bill was tabled in the Lower House of West Australia. The bill includes 102 safeguards with measures to assess a person’s capacity as well as strict eligibility conditions.

August 2019 Newsletter Final Options Illinois published
Aug 17, 2019

Final Options Illinois published its August 2019 Newsletter.

First person ended life under Victoria's new voluntary assisted dying law
Aug 6, 2019

Australia has reached another milestone in Voluntary Assisted Dying. For the first time a person used Victoria's new voluntary assisted dying law to end her life.

New Zealand End of Life Choices Bill a step closer to become law
Aug 2, 2019

On Tuesday 30th July, 27 amendments to the End of Life Choices Bill were released in New Zealand Parliament. One of the passed amendments was that of Act leader David Seymour, strange enough an amendment to narrow the bill. 

Hemlock San Diego publishes July 2019 Newsletter
Jul 31, 2019

Hemlock San Diego publishes July 2019 Newsletter, you can download and  read it here.

Japan Society JSDD publishes Newsletter 174
Jul 31, 2019

Japan Society JSDD publishes Newsletter 174; you can download and read the  English summary here.

According to Exit International, elderly Australians are being targeted by police for importing illegal life-ending drugs
Jul 29, 2019

Right-to-die campaigner Philip Nitschke from Exit International says that police have raided the homes of elderly Australians, demanding they hand over illegally imported euthanasia drugs.

Victoria issued first "voluntary assisted dying" permit
Jul 29, 2019

Victoria has issued its first "voluntary assisted dying" permit under the right-to-die laws which became active in mid-June this year, after 18 months preparation since the passing of the laws in 2017. 

Oregon removes assisted suicide waiting period for certain patients
Jul 29, 2019

On Wednesday July 23, Governor Kate Brown (Oregon) announced the signing into law of legislation allowing certain terminally ill patients to have quicker access to life-ending medications under the Oregon Death With Dignity Act (which was the first assisted dying law in the United States). 

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