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World Laws on Assisted Suicide


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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 (1994)
• Colombia (1997)
• The Netherlands (2002)
• Belgium (2002)
• Washington (2008)
• Luxembourg (2009)
• Montana (2009) (court ruling only)
• England & Wales (2010) (prosecution policy statement)
• Vermont (2014)
• New Mexico (2015) (court ruling under appeal)
• Quebec (2015)
• California (2015)
• Canada (2016) (details pending)