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Safeguarding Choice: A Draft Assisted Dying Bill for consultation

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A draft Assisted Dying Bill for consultation

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This document, which includes a draft bill seeking to legalise 'assisted dying' (ie physician-assisted suicide), was published in July 2012 by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Choice at the End of Life in partnership with the campaiging group Dignity in Dying. The document, which was published as a basis for public consultation, states that the draft bill "sets out the legal process by which assisted dying could be accessed and constructs a system of safeguards, regulation, and monitoring of the process".  It is expected that a revised version of the draft bill will be presented to Parliament by a Private Member early in the 2013-14 session.