Medically assisted death bill
In 2020, 5 bills about legal assisted dying, including euthanasia, were introduced in and approved by Portugese Parliament.
These were merged into one bill, and on the 29th of January 2021 this bill was approved by Parliament too.
The merged bill about medically assisted dying provides that a person can request medically assisted death or euthanasia.
The person’s will should be current and reiterated, serious, free and enlightened.
And the person should be in a situation of intolerable suffering, with definitive injury of extreme severity according to scientific consensus or incurable and fatal disease.
In these cases, euthanasia “is not legally punishable when practiced or helped by health professionals”.