To the Editor Dr Siegel and colleagues1 commented on the recent approval of the Belgian Act on Euthanasia to allow euthanasia for chronically ill children. We would like to enrich this commentary with findings from research in the Netherlands, a country where the law, since 2002, allows euthanasia for patients who are at least 12 years old, provided that a number of specific criteria are met.
Rietjens JAC, Robijn L, van der Heide A. Euthanasia for Minors in Belgium. JAMA. 2014;312(12):1258-1259. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.9876