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Table 1 Some differences between physician-assisted suicide criteria in Oregon and in Lord Joffe's Bill

From: Physician-assisted suicide: a review of the literature concerning practical and clinical implications for UK doctors

What constitutes a 'signature' on the written request declaration
Oregon & Lord Joffe's Bill: Signed by the patient.
Lord Joffe's Bill: OR patient leaves his mark OR third party signs at patient's direction if patient cannot due to physical infirmity.
Degree of assistance from the doctor in the suicide
Oregon & Lord Joffe's Bill: Doctor prescribes overdose.
Lord Joffe's Bill: OR Doctor prescribes overdose and provides the means for patient to self-administer if patient cannot take overdose orally.