Voluntary Assisted Dying: South Eastern Sydney Local Health District

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2022 came into effect on 28 November 2023.

Voluntary assisted dying means an eligible person can ask for medical help to end their life. The person must have an advanced and progressive disease, illness, or medical condition that is expected to cause their death within six months (or 12 months for neurodegenerative diseases like motor neurone disease). They must also be experiencing suffering that can’t be relieved in a way that is acceptable to them. 

People seeking information or access to voluntary assisted dying services are encouraged to speak to their usual care provider. 

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