End of Life

End of Life

In light of the release of the Ministerial Advisory Panel on Voluntary Assisted Dying – Final Report, AMA Victoria reiterates the AMA’s 2016 policy position on Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide, and makes the following statement with reference to this report.

“AMA Victoria has today released a position statement in response to the Victorian Parliament's Legal and Social Issues Committee’s recommendation to legislate physician assisted dying in Victoria,” Dr Lorraine Baker, President of AMA Victoria, said.

"AMA Victoria welcomes the Victorian Labor Party’s announcement to introduce changes to the Medical Treatment Act. This will clarify and strengthen the status of advance care directives under the law, and will allow the work of people like A/Prof Bill Silverster and The Austin Hospital’s Respecting Patient Choices model to be further developed," AMA Victoria President, Dr Tony Bartone said today.

2017-2018 State Budget Submission. Our Recommendations: Provide funding to undertake medical workforce planning: Provide funding to ensure Victorian doctors can complete their necessary training requirements. In particular, increase the number of medical intern, residency and registrar training positions (including at rural/regional hospitals) . . .