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Submission to the voluntary assisted dying implementation taskforce

Posted 13 December 2018

With the passing of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 last year, the VHA has been engaged by the Department of Health and Human Services to work alongside the model of care working group.

The purpose of this work is to support: the development of a model of care and associated policies and protocols which are consistent with the Act; processes for quality improvement and review; and tools that support employees that can be consistently applied across Victoria and engage in consultation with providers across Victoria.

As part of this project, the VHA have established three project groups: a consultative group, and two smaller development groups derived from the consultative group – a model of care development group and a quality development group.

To date, in-depth consultation has been conducted with the sector via these groups, and the model of care framework for voluntary assisted dying and the safety and quality guidance materials have been developed and submitted to the VAD Implementation Taskforce for approval and dissemination in early 2019. Health services can also expect to receive a small pack of guidance materials before the end of 2018 from DHHS.

Fro more information contact Cate O’Kane, VAD Project Manager by email or call 9094 7777

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