Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021
Queensland’s Parliament is considering legislation to enable voluntary assisted dying to become a choice available as part of end of life care for Queenslanders.
Voluntary assisted dying allows a person who is suffering and dying from a life limiting condition to choose the timing and circumstances of their death.
The proposed law to allow voluntary assisted dying is expected to be debated by Queensland’s Parliament in September 2021. If passed, voluntary assisted dying will be available from early 2023. Should the proposed law pass, Queensland will become the fifth state in Australia to make voluntary assisted dying legal.
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Voluntary assisted dying allows a person who is suffering and dying to choose the timing and circumstances of their death.
When the Bill was introduced, what it proposes, consultation and feedback, and the parliamentary process.
Voluntary assisted dying will provide further choice to people with a life-limiting condition.
Who will be able to access voluntary assisted dying?
Read about the proposed process for accessing voluntary assisted dying.
Process for how the voluntary assisted dying substance will be administered.
Safeguards to protect vulnerable people from coercion, abuse and exploitation.
People living in regional, rural and remote areas will be able to access voluntary assisted dying.
What medical practitioners, nurses and other health care workers need to know.
Balancing the rights of health care providers and the rights of patients.
When will voluntary assisted dying be available and how it will be managed.
Read more about the law and implementation of voluntary assisted dying schemes in other states.