Regulating Voluntary Assisted Dying in Australia: Some Insights From the Netherlands.

Onwuteaka‐Philipsen, Bregje, Willmott, Lindy, & White, Benjamin P. (2019) Regulating voluntary assisted dying in Australia: Some insights from the Netherlands. Medical Journal of Australia, 211(10), 438-439.e1.

3 Pages Posted: 25 Sep 2019 Last revised: 19 Nov 2019

See all articles by Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen

Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Lindy Willmott

Queensland University of Technology - Faculty of Law

Ben White

Queensland University of Technology - Faculty of Law

Date Written: September 12, 2019

Abstract

Over two decades of Dutch experience with voluntary assisted dying can inform deliberations about the nature of a regulatory framework in Australian jurisdictions.

This article considers three issues from this perspective:

1. Whether the Government permit required in Victoria prior to providing voluntary assisted dying is defensible

2. Whether the Victorian preference for self-administration over practitioner administration is sound

3. The need for transparency about how voluntary assisted dying systems operate including research.

Keywords: assisted dying, voluntary assisted dying, euthanasia, physician assisted dying, health law, medical law

JEL Classification: I1, I18, K32

Suggested Citation

ONWUTEAKA-PHILIPSEN, BREGJE D. and Willmott, Lindy and White, Ben, Regulating Voluntary Assisted Dying in Australia: Some Insights From the Netherlands. (September 12, 2019). Onwuteaka‐Philipsen, Bregje, Willmott, Lindy, & White, Benjamin P. (2019) Regulating voluntary assisted dying in Australia: Some insights from the Netherlands. Medical Journal of Australia, 211(10), 438-439.e1., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3455045

BREGJE D. ONWUTEAKA-PHILIPSEN

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Lindy Willmott

Queensland University of Technology - Faculty of Law ( email )

Level 4, C Block Gardens Point
2 George St
Brisbane, QLD 4000
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://staff.qut.edu.au/staff/willmott/

Ben White (Contact Author)

Queensland University of Technology - Faculty of Law ( email )

Level 4, C Block Gardens Point
2 George St
Brisbane, QLD 4000
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://staff.qut.edu.au/staff/whiteb/

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