After an 18-month implementation period, WA’s Voluntary Assisted Dying Laws are now in effect.
Premier Mark McGowan made the announcement on Thursday, that guidelines, protocols and training were now in place.
It’s understood a person must be suffering from a medical condition that is advanced, progressive and is expected to cause death within six months, or within 12 months in the case of a neurodegenerative disease.
They need to make three requests for a voluntary assisted death and two doctors who have completed the relevant training must independently assess the patient’s eligibility.
Voluntary euthanasia laws are already in place in Victoria.
Tasmania and South Australia will be next.