Today in the House, we’re introducing legislation that gives dying patients the choice of a medically assisted death. 1/2— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) April 14, 2016
This is a difficult & deeply personal issue, and our government has carefully studied how best to support those in great suffering. 2/2— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) April 14, 2016
The bill says those eligible to seek that help must be mentally competent, 18 or older, have a serious and incurable disease, illness or disability and be in an advanced state of irreversible decline in capability.And it says that while death would have to be foreseen, there would not have to be a specific prognosis or timeline associated with when that might occur.