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There are "lessons to be learned" from Oregon's and Washington's experience of legalised physician-assisted suicide

Physician-Assisted Suicide in Oregon and Washington

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Oregon's and Washington's experience of Physician-Assisted Suicide

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In this report (the first of two reports on the experience of jurisdictions which have legalised 'assisted dying') Catherine Simon updates Living and Dying Well's 2010 research report on Oregon's experience of physician-assisted suicide (PAS) since 1998.

Her report also includes the first three years experience of neighbouring Washington State, which legalised PAS in 2008.  She concludes that there are "lessons to be learned" from Oregon's and Washington's experience of licensing physician-assisted suicide and that these are "too important to be brushed under the carpet with assurances that all is well".

Oregon's annual reports documenting the practice of physician-assisted suicide since its legalisation can be accessed below:

Oregon's Death With Dignity Act: 2012 Annual Report

Oregon's Death With Dignity Act: 2011 Annual Report

Oregon's Death With Dignity Act: 2010 Annual Report

Oregon's Death With Dignity Act: 2009 Annual Report

Oregon's Death With Dignity Act: 2008 Annual Report

Oregon's Death With Dignity Act: 2007 Annual Report

Oregon's Death With Dignity Act: 2006 Annual Report

Oregon's Death With Dignity Act: 2005 Annual Report

Oregon's Death With Dignity Act: 2004 Annual Report

Oregon's Death With Dignity Act: 2003 Annual Report

Oregon's Death With Dignity Act: 2002 Annual Report

Oregon's Death With Dignity Act: 2001 Annual Report

Oregon's Death With Dignity Act: 2000 Annual Report

Oregon's Death With Dignity Act: 1999 Annual Report

Oregon's Death With Dignity Act: 1998 Annual Report

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