The provision of compassionate, high quality and accessible palliative care for persons at their end of life is a fundamental right for everyone living in the Northern Territory. The Northern Territory community is entitled to make choices to manage their end-of-life care, as are all other Australians.
The voluntary assisted dying Advisory Panel is tasked with providing advice to Government to assist in the consultation and potential development and implementation of a new statutory framework for VAD by answering the following questions:
i. What can the Northern Territory learn from the VAD experience in other jurisdictions, including overseas?
ii. Who should be able to access VAD?
iii. What process should a person follow to access VAD?
iv. What models of care should be adopted so that VAD can effectively be delivered in the Northern Territory context?
v. What are the legal and ethical obligations of Health Practitioners who provide services relating to VAD?
vi. What safeguards need to be put in place for those accessing or providing VAD?
vii. How should compliance be monitored? and
viii. Any other question the panel considers appropriate.
For those attending community meetings, we respect the privacy of attendees. Personal information and private stories shared during community meetings will not be disclosed without the explicit consent of those involved.
We encourage public input and feedback in our efforts to gather diverse perspectives on VAD. Users are welcome to participate in the meetings and share their views, keeping in mind the importance of respectful and constructive dialogue.
Your engagement is appreciated, and we value your contributions to this important discussion.
For more information, and to access the Advisory Panel Terms of Reference please visit: cmc.nt.gov.au/vad