This quick reference guide is a companion to the Voluntary assisted dying guidance for health practitioners (guidance), developed to assist health practitioners to understand the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 (the Act) and their roles and responsibilities in the voluntary assisted dying process.

This quick reference guide features key figures and tables and selected excerpts from the guidance. It is intended for busy health practitioners who require a quick reference in caring for people in the clinical setting. It is expected that health practitioners assisting a patient to access voluntary assisted dying will draw on their existing clinical knowledge and expertise as they would in providing any other end-of-life care.


Publication Type
Policies and guidelines
Date Published
17 Jun 2019
21 pages
Available format
pdf, docx
Department of Health & Human Services