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Assisted Dying for Terminally Ill Adults (Scotland) Bill

Liam McArthur MSP introduced this Member’s Bill. It will allow terminally ill adults in Scotland, who are eligible, to lawfully request, and be provided with, assistance by health professionals to end their own life.

The Bill is at Stage 1


Contents


Stage 1 - General principles

Committees examine the Bill and gather views. They produce reports before MSPs debate the Bill in the Chamber. MSPs then decide on the purpose (“general principles”) of the Bill.

The Bill is at Stage 1

Committee Examination

The lead committee for this Bill is the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee

Find out more about this committee

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee's approach to scrutiny of the Bill

The Committee agreed an initial approach to its scrutiny of the Assisted Dying for Terminally Ill Adults (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 at its meeting on 21 May 2024.

Further information on the Committee’s approach to scrutiny in relation to this Bill and how it will handle information can be found in its Written statement on the handling of information and evidence.

If you have any further queries about the Committee’s scrutiny of the Bill, please contact the Clerks to the Committee by emailing [email protected].

Submit your views

The Health, Sport and Social Care Committee has opened a call for evidence on the Bill. The purpose of this call for evidence is to gather views on the Bill. Those views will inform the Committee’s scrutiny.

Share your views on the Bill with the Committee between 7 June 2024 and 16 August 2024

Who spoke to the lead committee in the Parliament

MSPs met with people in committee meetings to discuss what the Bill will do.

Minutes of 21 May 2024 (in private)

Video and Official Report of all public meetings will be added when available.

Correspondence

Committee correspondence sent and received while the Bill progressed through Parliament

Interim report: Voluntary assisted dying in NSW

The NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying Board's interim report on voluntary assisted dying in New South Wales, shared by Alex Greenwich, independent Member for Sydney in the New South Wales Parliament, 2 July 2024

Assisted Dying for Terminally Ill Adults (Scotland) Bill – response to questions on the Delegated Powers Memorandum

Letter from Liam McArthur MSP to the Convener, 27 June 2024

Assisted Dying for Terminally Ill Adults (Scotland) Bill Financial Memorandum

Letter from Liam McArthur MSP to the HSCS Convener concerning the Assisted Dying for Terminally Ill Adults (Scotland) Bill Financial Memorandum, 17 June 2024

Read all the correspondence received on this Bill

Work by other committees

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Meeting on 28 May 2024 (in private)

Committee report

The lead committee will publish its stage 1 report before the debate on the general principles of the Bill.