Fewer than half of assisted-death requests in Nova Scotia have been granted

Provincial stats on medical assistance in dying include applications filed between June 2016 and March 2017

CBC News

Frances Willick

Sixty-seven Nova Scotians have requested medical assistance to die since Canada’s assisted dying legislation was passed last June.

But of those 67 applicants, only 31 actually received medical help to die.

The Nova Scotia Health Authority, which oversees assisted dying in the province, said there are several reasons why the remaining applicants may have not received the help they requested. . . .[Full text]


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