“End-of-life choices” submissions 5 days to go

The Legal and Social Issues Committee of the Legislative Council is inviting Victorians to make a submission to the Inquiry into "End of Life Choices".  Make your views known. Details are as follows.


That pursuant to sessional order 6 this house requires the legal and social issues committee to enquire into, consider and report, no later than 31 May 2016, on the need for laws in Victoria to allow citizens to make informed decisions regarding their own end-of-life choices and, in particular, the committee should –

(1) Assess the practices currently being utilised within the medical community to assist a person to exercise their preferences for the way they want to manage their end of life, including the role of palliative care;

(2) Review the current framework of legislation and other relevant reports and materials in other Australian states and territories and overseas jurisdictions; and

(3) Consider what type of legislative change may be required, including an examination of any federal laws that may impact such legislation.

The Committee will call for submissions and report by 31/5/2016.

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