X-Message-Number: 1017
From:  (Andy Ormsby)
Newsgroups: sci.cryonics,misc.legal
Subject: Re: Jurisdictions with flexible legal definitions of death?
Date: 17 Jul 92 09:56:55 GMT
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In article <>  (Nick Szabo)

   What jurisdictions (wether local, state, nation, etc.) have the
   most flexible legal definitions of death?  For examplee, do there
   exist jurisdictions where Dr. Jack Kavorkian's "assisted suicide" is 
   legal?  Do there exist jurisdictions that still use definitions like 
   lack of breathing or cardiac arrest, instead of brain death?

The Netherlands allows doctors to provide drugs to assist in the
painless death of terminally ill people, under certain circumstances
and if the patient requests it.

Andy Ormsby

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