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
Date Written: September 12, 2019
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
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