Law on medically assisted death published in the Official Gazette

The legal regime that establishes the conditions under which medically assisted death can occur, namely through medically assisted suicide or euthanasia, was published in the Official Gazette through Law No. 22/2023, of 25 May.

Under the terms of the law, medically assisted death is not punishable when it occurs by decision of an adult, whose will is repeatedly declared, serious, free and informed, in a situation of great intensity suffering, with definitive injury of extreme gravity or serious and incurable disease, when performed or assisted by health professionals.

This law comes into force 30 days after the publication of the respective regulation

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