Assisted Suicide

Law Reform

Updated October 15 2015
www.assistedsuicide.org

Various forms of medical assisted suicide have been approved in the following states and nations.Each law has its own limits, rules and guidelines. All but Switzerland forbid foreigners this type of help to die.

 

Switzerland - 1940

Oregon (U.S.) - 1994

Colombia - 1997

The Netherlands - 2002

Belgium - 2002

Washington (U.S.) - 2008

Luxembourg - 2009

Montana (U.S.) - 2009 (court ruling only)

England & Wales - 2010 (prosecution policy statement)

Vermont (U.S.) - 2014

New Mexico (U.S.) - 2015 court ruling under appeal)

Quebec (Can.) - 2015

California (U.S.) - 2015

Canada - 2016 (details pending)