Less than half those applying have been granted medically-assisted deaths

April 21, 2017

67 people in the province have sought a medically assisted death since new legislation was passed in Ottawa…but less than half the requests were granted.

The Health Authority says 31 people received medical help to die between June 17th and March 31st…but others were denied for failure to meet criteria, withdrawal of the request by the patient and some applications are still moving through the system.

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