Explainer: What Victoria's new assisted dying laws mean for doctors


Victoria is set to become the first Australian state to legalise voluntary euthanasia after yesterday’s historic vote in the state’s upper house.

So what does it mean for doctors?

Practitioners in Victoria will have until June 2019 to develop clinical guidelines before the first patients are able to legally access medication with the primary purpose of ending their own lives.

Professor Brian Owler, chair of the