EXIT HELP - Netherlands

Holland (or more properly, the Netherlands) is one of the few countries in the world where euthanasia is openly practiced. It is now allowed by statute, but many years the law accepted a standard defence from doctors that had adhered to official guidelines. These hinge on voluntariness of the request and unrelievable-ness of the suffering. It is not a condition that the patient is terminally ill or that the suffering is physical. Holland, and neighbouring Belgium which also has lawful voluntary euthanasia, does not assist foreigners.