Voluntary Assisted Dying
The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 come's into effect on 19 June 2019. The Act allows medical practitioners to prescribe patients a medication to cause their death, if the person meets strict eligibility criteria and has completed the request and assessment process.
Ballarat Health Services complies with this Act and under the eligibility may administer medication in this manner.
Department of Health and Human Services
Detailed information about the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 can be found at the
Department of Health and Human Services website
This site will provide detailed information about a range of end of life care services including advance care planning, palliative care and voluntary assisted dying.
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