End of Life
The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill has passed the lower house of the Victorian Parliament. Dr Lorraine Baker reaffirms AMA Victoria's commitment to support members during this process.
The Australian Medical Association (AMA) Victoria wishes to distance itself from recent comments made by the AMA Federal President on social media.
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.
The Victorian Parliament is holding an Inquiry into End of Life Choices.
"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.
AMA Victoria confirms that Dr Stephen Parnis, Dr Mark Yates and Dr Mukesh Haikerwal are not spokespersons for the AMA.
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) . . .
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