Victoria’s model for VAD may be narrow enough to pass

Victoria’s model for VAD may be narrow enough to pass

By Andrew McGee, Lindy Willmot and Ben White of QUT

What is interesting from a law reform perspective is the decision to include an implementation review step in the process. The premier revealed that an expert Ministerial Advisory Panel of clinical, legal, consumer, health administrator and palliative care experts will help draft the laws. Media reports suggest the starting point for the review will be the recommendations of a parliamentary committee report “Inquiry into end of life choices”, released in June 2016. The model recommended by the committee is narrow in scope and different from almost all the other Australian bills, including the recent South Australian one.

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