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Word of the Week - ASSISTED SUICIDE

Assisted suicide” means the act of intentionally killing oneself with the assistance of another person who provides the knowledge, means or both. “Physician-assisted suicide” means the act of intentionally killing oneself with the assistance of a medical practitioner, or person acting under the direction of a medical practitioner, who provides the knowledge, means, or both.(Carter v. Canada (Attorney General) (2012), 287 C.C.C. (3d) 1, [2012] B.C.J. No. 1196, 2012 CarswellBC 1752, 2012 BCSC 886 (B.C. S.C.) at para. 37 Smith J.)
[Subject: Constitutional law; Criminal law; Health law]

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