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Voluntary euthanasia and assisted suicide for patients with a terminal illness and suffering severe pain to be decriminalised.

In addition to the patient’s primary medical practitioner a second and independent practitioner would be required to confirm his / her agreement with the diagnosis and prognosis.

Information about palliative care options must be given to the patient and having been given this information the patient must confirm to the primary medical practitioner that all other options are not acceptable and that he or she wants assistance.

A seven day cooling off period must then be allowed for before assistance can be provided.


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