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SAVE THE DATE: Voluntary assisted dying model of care information sessions

Posted 20 December 2018

In mid-2018, the Department of Health and Human Services engaged the Victorian Healthcare Association (VHA) to develop the model of care to support the implementation, from 19 June 2019, of voluntary assisted dying (VAD) in Victoria.

In addition to the model of care, the VHA has developed guidance material for safety and quality and a suite of resources that outline the requirements of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 and will assist your organisation in planning its approach to participation in VAD.

The model of care and the associated policies and protocols have been developed with the support and of a consultative group, which includes representation from across public and private hospitals, community-based palliative care, community health, general practice, and residential aged care.

The Victorian health sector is invited to attend an information session to learn about the voluntary assisted dying legislation, including the model of care and the various pathways, to support implementation health services and support people in care.

Those working in the health sector are invited to participate and it is important that the person with responsibility for guiding your organisation’s response and communicating detail with your employees is in attendance. 

ASCA and LASA representatives from the VHA consultative group will work with the VHA VAD model of care project manager on the development of residential aged care specific information sessions.

A range of delivery options are available including face-to-face sessions across Victoria, a series of online webinars, and should you not be able to attend any of these sessions, a video that will be available for download online. 


Bendigo 18 February Click here
Ballarat 19 February Click here
Horsham 20 February Click here
Wangaratta 22 February Click here
Melbourne - East 21 February Click here
Wodonga 25 February Click here
Shepparton 26 February Click here
Traralgon 27 February Click here
Mornington 28 February Click here
Geelong 4 March Click here
Warrnambool 5 March Click here
Melbourne - Central 6 March Click here
Melbourne - North 12 March Click here
Melbourne - East 13 March Click here
Echuca 19 March Click here
Mildura 20 March Click here
Swan Hill 21 March Click here
Melbourne  25 March  Click here 
Webinar 1 6 March 7am Click here
Webinar 2 12 March 12noon Click here
Webinar 3 21 March 6.30pm Click here
Webinar 4 25 March 3pm Click here


If you are interested in attending one of the information sessions or a webinar register your interest at: and include your name, title, organisation, preferred date and location. 

For more information contact Kyah Monaghan, Administrative Assistant, Policy and Projects on 9094 7777 or


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