VAD is less than one percent of deaths in Quebec since 2015

VAD is less than one percent of deaths in Quebec since 2015

The law requires that health institutions publish a report every six months revealing how many requests for doctor-assisted death they’ve received and how many they’ve approved. (Radio-Canada)

Quebec’s assisted-dying law, which is narrower than the recently passed federal version, requires that applicants “be at the end of life.” Since December 2015, when Quebec’s law allowing doctor-assisted death came into effect, 253 Quebec patients have requested the procedure, and 166 have received it. 16 of the 253 patients changed their minds, whilst the rest did not receive approval. The 166 people who died with assistance represent less than one per cent of the deaths in Quebec during the same period.

 

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