Who is eligible for Voluntary Assisted Dying in Queensland?

There is strict criteria for who will be able to access voluntary assisted dying in Queensland. These include:

  • The person requesting VAD must have a terminal illness that will cause them to die within 12 months
  • They must be suffering intolerably
  • They must be a Queensland resident and be able to prove that they have lived in Queensland for the previous twelve months
  • They must request VAD two times to two independent medical practitioners and again directly prior to the administration of the VAD substance