According to the preliminary results of the referendum announced by the country’s election commission on Friday, more than 65% of voters supported the proposed law.
New Zealanders were also asked to vote on whether marijuana should be legalized̵
Official result Euthanasia voting It will be issued on November 6, and the law will take effect one year later.
The law has certain provisions for people who are eligible for “assisted death.”
The person must be a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident over the age of 18, suffering from terminal illness “may end his life within 6 months”; in an “advanced state of irreversible decline in physical ability”; and experiencing “cannot be considered The pain relieved in a tolerable way”.
They must be evaluated by multiple medical professionals, including a government-appointed doctor.
Doctors and nurses are not allowed to start a conversation about assisted death, and medical practitioners are not obliged to assist those who die out of conscience.
Assisted suicide and euthanasia are only legal in a few countries and regions in the world (including Switzerland, the Netherlands and Canada).