The 9 steps doctors must take to help a patient die

Victoria's voluntary assisted dying laws come into effect next year

When Australia’s first voluntary assisted dying laws take effect from June next year, Victorian doctors will need to follow a strict set of rules to help patients gain access to the regime.


Last week, Victorian Minister for Heath Jill Hennessy announced the regulations for the scheme, including application forms, permits and storage requirements for the lethal drug.

To help doctors navigate the state’s euthanasia process, Australian Doctor has compiled a step-by-step guide for assisted dying.

Step 1: The first