Voluntary Assisted Dying Act
The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2021 was passed in Queensland Parliament in September 2021. Currently, it is undergoing an implementation period and is scheduled for operation from 1 January 2023.
The VAD Act allows for eligible Queensland residents to seek Voluntary Assisted Dying in circumstances relating to terminal illness and intolerable suffering. As per Queensland Health, 'The Act sets out a legal process for people who are suffering and dying from an advanced and progressive life-limiting condition the right to choose the timing and circumstances of their death.'
End of Life and Advance Care
End of Life and Advance Care planning are important aspects to managing health. Advance Care Planning Australia provides resources for people learning about advance care or wanting to prepare themselves for the future. This includes support for creating your own advance health plan.