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Implementation and regulation

Voluntary assisted dying will be available in Queensland from 1 January 2023, when the law comes into place.

Establishing the scheme will be complex and resource intensive.

Queensland Health will manage implementation, including development of supporting guidelines and policies. This includes establishing:

  • the Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board and associated administrative support
  • the Statewide Care Navigator Service
  • the Statewide Pharmacy Service
  • the development of ICT infrastructure
  • the development of training resources and clinical guidelines.

Costs associated with implementing a voluntary assisted dying scheme will not be taken out of palliative care funding.

Last updated: 17 September 2021