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Voluntary assisted dying explained

An overview of voluntary assisted dying

Voluntary assisted dying will provide an additional end-of-life option to a person who is dying, if they meet the strict eligibility criteria.

The eligibility criteria

Learn about the strict criteria people must meet for accessing voluntary assisted dying in Queensland

The process

Learn about the process a person accessing voluntary assisted dying would take with authorised voluntary assisted dying practitioners and their supporting healthcare team.

Last updated: 9 June 2022

Contact us

Contact the Voluntary Assisted Dying Unit by emailing: VADImplementation@health.qld.gov.au

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Apply to become a voluntary assisted dying practitioner

Learn more about the practitioner eligibility requirements and submit your application to become an authorised voluntary assisted dying practitioner.

Education module for healthcare workers

Developed in partnership with Queensland University of Technology, this short online education module is available to all healthcare workers in Queensland. It provides an overview of the voluntary assisted dying process, and roles and responsibilites of healthcare workers.

Access the online module

Queensland Voluntary Assisted Dying Handbook

The Queensland Voluntary Assisted Dying Handbook (QVAD Handbook) assists healthcare workers, health services and others to understand their roles and responsibilities, and supports compliance with the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2021 (the Act).

Read the Queensland Voluntary Assisted Dying Handbook (PDF 9268 kB).