What are the safeguards to avoid abuse?

Tue, 01 Sep, 2015

A legal process will also be created for a person who asks to receive assisted dying. Two doctors will have to be satisfied that the person is eligible in terms of the criteria in the Bill. The doctors must both be satisfied that the person genuinely wishes to end their life and that he or she has chosen assisted dying free of any pressure or coercion. Should either doctor be uncertain about whether the person requesting assisted dying is competent, then the two doctors must jointly refer the person to a specialist with a relevant scope in mental health.

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