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Isle of Man: Assisted dying bill read

On the 27th June 2023, an assisted dying bill in the Isle of Man was launched following a landslide vote in the Manx parliament last year.

Members of the House of Keys voted by 22-2 last year to allow it to be introduced. The Bill was brought by Dr Alex Allison, GP and MHK for Ramsey. It proposed that terminally ill, mentally competent adults should be able to request assisted dying, subject to approval from two independent doctors. A representative opinion poll found that 87% of residents of the Isle of Man supported a change in the law on assisted dying in 2021.

Read more: Isle of Man assisted dying bill launched – Dignity in Dying