Law Allowing Assisted Suicide Comes Into Effect In Austria Today
A law allowing assisted suicide came into effect in Austria today.
From today, adults who are terminally ill or have a permanent, debilitating condition, can opt to make provisions for an assisted death.
The practice will be tightly regulated, with each case assessed by two doctors – one of whom would have to be a palliative medicine expert.
Assisted suicide is legal in neighbouring Switzerland.
It has also been decriminalised in Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands.