Assisted Dying Outside Canada

Click on a country or state below for links to their assisted dying legislation and, where available, data.

Australia (Victoria)

Belgium

Colombia

Luxembourg

Netherlands

Switzerland

Note: Switzerland does not have legislation that decriminalizes MAiD. Rather, Article 115 of Switzerland’s Penal Code, SR 311.0 states that “any person who for selfish motives incites or assists another to commit or attempt to commit suicide is, if that other person thereafter commits or attempts to commit suicide, liable to a custodial sentence not exceeding five years or to a monetary penalty”. Therefore, assisted suicide is not a criminal offence where the assister does not have a selfish motive.

United States

 

California

Colorado

District of Columbia

Hawaii

Maine

  • Legislation

Montana

New Jersey

Oregon

Vermont

Washington

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