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New developments in Dutch legislation concerning euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.
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PMID:  11445884     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Dutch euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide stand on the eve of important legal changes. In the summer of 1999, a new government bill concerning euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide was sent to Parliament for discussion. This bill legally embodies a ground for exemption from punishment for physicians who conduct euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide and comply with certain requirements. On November 28, 2000, the Dutch parliament approved an adapted version of this bill. Since the approval by the Dutch Senate can be regarded as a formality, it is expected that the bill will come into force in the course of this year (2001). In this paper we discuss these new developments.
B Gordijn; R Janssens
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of medicine and philosophy     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0360-5310     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Philos     Publication Date:  2001 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-07-10     Completed Date:  2001-08-23     Revised Date:  2014-03-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7610512     Medline TA:  J Med Philos     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  299-309     Citation Subset:  E; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Advance Directives / legislation & jurisprudence*
Euthanasia / legislation & jurisprudence*
Public Policy
Suicide, Assisted / legislation & jurisprudence*

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