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Table 1 Overview of the legislation on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide in the different countries where it is established

From: Euthanasia and assisted suicide in patients with personality disorders: a review of current practice and challenges

Country Netherlands Belgium Luxemburg Switzerland Colombia Canada AustraliaVictoria USAOregon, Washington, Montana, Vermont, California, District of Columbia, Colorado, New Jersey, Maine, Hawaii
Entry into force of law 2001 2002 2009 1942 2015 2016 2017 2008–2019
Physician-assisted suicide (PAS) + + + + + + + +
Euthanasia (EUT) + + + + +
Allowed to be given to mentally ill PAS/EUT PAS/EUT PAS/EUT PAS PAS/EUT PAS
Age limit ≥12 no limit ≥18 No regulation, but usually only applied ≥18 ≥6 ≥18 ≥18 ≥18
Reference https://english.euthanasiecommissie.nl/ http://www.ethical-perspectives.be/viewpic.php?LAN=E&TABLE=EP&ID=59
http://www.ejustice.just.fgov.be/mopdf/2014/03/12_1.pdf#Page67
(Dutch and French language)
https://guichet.public.lu/de/citoyens/famille/euthanasie-soins-palliatifs/fin-de-vie/euthanasie-assistance-suicide.html (German language)
http://legilux.public.lu/eli/etat/leg/loi/2009/03/16/n2/jo
(French language)
https://www.admin.ch/opc/en/classified-compilation/19370083/index.html
https://www.bj.admin.ch/bj/en/home/gesellschaft/gesetzgebung/archiv/sterbehilfe/formen.html
https://www.minsalud.gov.co/Normatividad_Nuevo/Resolución%201216%20de%202015.pdf
(Spanish language)
López- Benavides 2018
https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/medical-assistance-dying.html https://end-of-life.qut.edu.au/euthanasia
https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/hospitals-and-health-services/patient-care/end-of-life-care/voluntary-assisted-dying
www.deathwithdignity.org