Doctors urged not to discuss 'effect of lethal substances' in VAD telehealth consults

They may risk breaking the federal law, says palliative care physician Dr Roger Hunt

Doctors in WA have been warned to avoid talking about lethal substances, what is involved in taking them or their effects when conducting telehealth consults with terminally ill patients considering voluntary assisted dying.

Dr Roger Hunt
Dr Roger Hunt.

The advice follows the launch of the state's voluntary euthanasia scheme last week.

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