The Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill seeks to legalise assisted suicide for people with terminal and life-shortening illnesses and conditions. This briefing outlines the current law in Scotland in relation to assisted dying as well as the policy background to the Bill. It also explores public opinion and the frequency of different types of assisted dying in the UK. It then goes on to detail the Bill’s provisions as well as some of the issues raised in the Health and Sport Committee’s call for written evidence.
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Published: 8 January 2015