Implementing voluntary assisted dying in a major public health service

Sarah Booth, Paul Eleftheriou and Claire Moody
Med J Aust 2021; 214 (8): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50982
Published online: 15 March 2021

Implementing voluntary assisted dying legislation demands respectful communication and collaboration between health professionals and community

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 (Vic) (VAD Act) was passed by the Victorian Parliament in November 2017 and came into effect on 19 June 2019.1 The VAD Act is the only legislation of its kind implemented in Australia, but there are several other international jurisdictions where comparable legislations apply.2,3,4

  • Western Health, Melbourne, VIC


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