Euthanasia doctors forced to charge terminally ill patients fees for access to VAD

Nearly 500 patients in WA have ended their lives through the state's VAD scheme.
Dr Scott Blackwell.

Some doctors have begun charging fees for voluntary assisted dying care, raising concerns the cost could become prohibitive for “vulnerable” patients. 

It is taking at least eight hours to complete the consultations and the paperwork needed to help deliver an assisted death in the state, says the Voluntary Assisted Dying Board of WA.