163626 - Avant live: Insights - Voluntary Assisted Dying Act
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Voluntary assisted dying laws came into effect in Victoria on 19 June 2019. The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 allows doctors to prescribe patients a medication to cause their death, if the person meets strict eligibility criteria and has completed the request and assessment process.
It is essential that General practitioners are aware of the legal and ethical requirements of the legislation prior to supporting a patient participating in a VAD process.