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Mar 142017
 

A total of 461 patients were granted doctor-assisted death during the first year of Quebec’s medical aid in dying law, according to data obtained by CBC’s French-language service, Radio-Canada. According to Dr. Alain Naud, the data indicates medical aid in dying is meeting a societal need, and the process is “increasingly known to the population and caregivers.” Quebec’s law, which is narrower than the recently passed federal version, requires that applicants “be at the end of life.”

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