Assisted dying laws hit Parliament

The Bill includes an 18-month implementation period to train health professionals

Laws to allow terminally ill patients to take their own life using drugs dispensed by a pharmacist have been introduced into Victorian Parliament.

Assisted dying

The bill includes 68 safeguards to protect patients from being coerced to take their life.

These include:

  • Only adults who are in the final weeks or months of life, but no more than 12 months, can access the scheme. They must prove that have the capacity to make the decision to end their life.
  • A person must make three clear requests to end their life and have two independent