We would like to hear from older people in Scotland that have a view on the Bill. We will feed individuals’ perspectives into our official consultation response.
The main provisions of the proposed bill are:
- it will give any person who meets the eligibility requirements the right to request medication to end their own life
- it will set out a straightforward process for a qualifying person to follow, involving initial registration followed by two formal requests
- it will decriminalise the actions of those who assist a qualifying person to end their own life within the parameters set by the Bill
- it will require a trained and “licensed facilitator” to be present when a qualifying person takes their own life.
Do you have a view on this topic? If you would like to feed into the charity’s position on the Bill, please contact our Senior Parliamentary and Policy Officer, Callum Chomczuk on Callum.firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also leave comments on this blog post; we’d very much like to hear your feedback. The deadline for this is 13 April 2012.