Saturday, July 16, 2011

Czech Law To Provide For Advance Directives

Good for the Czechs, who are legislating what amounts to advance directives as a way of guarding against euthanasia.
Legislation to include euthanasia safeguard
A safeguard against euthanasia will be for the first time embedded in Czech legislation, in a reform bill on health services that the Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of parliament, approved in the first reading yesterday, deputy health minister Martin Plisek has told CTK.
Though euthanasia is banned by the international convention on human rights and biomedicine that is binding on the Czech Republic as well, it has not yet been mentioned in the national legislation directly. more

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