Doctors warned that discussing euthanasia over the phone is a crime

Health minister warns assisted dying can only be discussed in person

Doctors in Victoria are being warned they could be breaking federal laws against inciting suicide if they discuss euthanasia with patients in phone or video calls.

Jenny Mikakos
Victoria Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos. Credit: Facebook.

Victoria’s health authorities announced on Wednesday that they had begun contacting all doctors certified to participate in its voluntary assisted dying scheme to advise them to only discuss the subject