Euthanasia legislation unveiled today
Terminally ill Western Australians will be able to legally end their lives under legislation revealed today, if it passes State Parliament.
To be eligible for voluntary assisted dying, a person must have a life expectancy of just 6 months, or 12 if dying of a neurodegenerative condition.
Candidates will need to apply verbally twice and in writing once, and see two different doctors. The minimum time for this process is 9 days.
WA Today Political Reporter Nathan Hondros was there today for the unveiling and he told Oliver Peterson the Government believes its a “safe and compassionate” piece of legislation.
He took Perth LIVE listeners through the legislation and the process it will now go through in State Parliament.
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