Inquiry into End of Life Choices

The Victorian Parliament is holding an Inquiry into End of Life Choices.

The Inquiry will consider and report on the need for laws in Victoria to allow citizens to make informed decisions regarding their own end of life choices. In particular, the committee will:

  1. Assess the practices currently being utilised within the medical community to assist a person to exercise their preferences for the way they want to manage their end of life, including the role of palliative care;
  2. Review the current framework of legislation, proposed legislation and other relevant reports and materials in other Australian states and territories and overseas jurisdictions; and
  3. Consider what type of legislative change may be required, including an examination of any federal laws that may impact such legislation.

This Inquiry will be examining euthanasia and physician-assisted death.

AMA Victoria is seeking members’ feedback on this important issue. Please direct all feedback to Katherine Walsh, Senior Policy Officer, or (03) 9280 8722 by COB Friday 14 August.

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