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Proposed Assisted Dying for Terminally Ill Adults (Scotland) Bill

Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats

This is a proposal for a Member’s Bill


Draft proposal

Date lodged: 22 September 2021

This is a proposal for a Member's Bill to enable competent adults who are terminally ill to be provided at their request with assistance to end their life.

Consultation closed on 22 December 2021

Accompanied by Consultation Document


Final proposal

Date lodged: 08 September 2022

A proposal for a Member's Bill to enable competent adults who are terminally ill to be provided at their request with assistance to end their life and to provide for the collection and reporting of relevant data.

Consultation summary (including a link to the published responses): Consultation Summary

Gaelic, British Sign Language (BSL) and Easy Read versions of the summary have been produced by Liam McArthur and can be accessed by visiting assisteddying.scot


MSPs who supported the proposal

Total supporters 36

Right to introduce Member's Bill Secured