Over 450 Quebec Patients Received Medical Aid in Dying Last Year
March 15, 2017
(CBC) – 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. The number of requests increased significantly in the second half of 2016. From December 2015 to end of June 2016, 253 patients requested the procedure, and 166 of them underwent it. Between June and December 2016, 468 people made requests for medically assisted dying, with 295 of them undergoing it.