The request and advance directive referred to in
Sections 3 and 4 of this Act are not compulsory in
No physician may be compelled to perform
No other person may be compelled to assist in
Should the physician consulted refuse to perform
euthanasia, then he/she must inform the patient and
the persons taken in confidence, if any, of this
fact in a timely manner, and explain his/her reasons
for such refusal. If the refusal is based on medical
reasons, then these reasons are noted in the
patient's medical record.
At the request of the patient or the person taken
in confidence, the physician who refuses to perform
euthanasia must communicate the patient's medical
record to the physician designated by the patient or
person taken in confidence.
Aucun médecin, aucuin infirmier ou infirmière,
aucun axuliaire médical n'est tenu de concourir Ã
une interruption de grossesse.
La médecin sollicité est tenu d'informer
l'intéressée, dès la
première visite, de son refus d'intervention.
Translation: Neither a physician, nor a
nurse, nor a medical assistant is obliged to
co-operate with the termination of a pregnancy. The
physician is obliged to inform a patient interested
in abortion, during the first visit, of his refusal.
Protection of Conscience Laws