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The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act: Victoria at the vanguard

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act: Victoria at the vanguard

Date & TimeTuesday 18 June 2019 12.30– 2.30pm
Format Workshop
Price

Member

$110.00

Non-Member

$150.00

CPD Units 2
  • Substantive Law
Venue LIV, Level 13, 140 William Street, Melbourne View Map

Following a necessarily protracted consultation period, this historic – and at times controversial – new legislation will commence operation on 19 June 2019. This is the date on which members of the Victorian public will gain the opportunity to access the procedures outlined within the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2018 to voluntarily end their life.

Acquaint yourself with this landmark piece of legislation by attending this timely lunchtime session. Acquire vital information in relation to the genesis of the Act, discover how it compares to similar legislation in other jurisdictions, and learn from subject matter experts as to how the Victorian health system is readying itself for the Act’s operational commencement.

Further details below.

Program Overview

  • The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act: Victoria at the vanguard - Tuesday 18 Jun
    • 12:00 PM Registration
    • 12:30 PM Opening and Welcome
    • 12:35 PM Getting Informed: The key aspects of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2018

      Julian Gardner AM, Chair of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Implementation Taskforce, will equip you with information regarding the Act’s genesis and its similarities, and differences, to equivalent legislation in other jurisdictions. Mr Garner AM will also cover the impending 19 June 2019 access request date, and its relevance to lawyers, medical practitioners and their clients.

      Presenter: Julian Gardner AM, Chair, Voluntary Assisted Dying Implementation Taskforce

    • 1:05 PM An Educated Discussion: The clinical response to the new Act

      An informative panel session in which clinicians working to implement the Act’s provisions, and legal subject matter experts in relation to this new law discuss the medical and allied health professions’ roles in the clinical implementation and oversight of access to voluntary assisted dying.

      Panellists:

      • Dr Danielle Ko, Clinical Ethics Lead, Palliative Care Clinician, and Clinical Engagement Lead – Quality and Safety Lead, Austin Health; Member of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board
      • Paula Shelton, Special Counsel, Adviceline Injury Lawyers; Member of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board
      • Susan Jury, Voluntary Assisted Dying Statewide Care Navigator
    • 1:50 PM An Opportunity to Implement: Applying the new law in practice

      An interactive round-table discussion, providing you with the opportunity to consider and workshop realistic scenarios that relate to a potential client’s rights under the Act and its mandated procedures of, this Act. Subject matter experts from the session above will remain in attendance to assist you with this exercise.

Further Details

  • Full Description

    Following a necessarily protracted consultation period, this historic – and at times controversial – new legislation will commence operation on 19 June 2019. This is the date on which members of the Victorian public will gain the opportunity to access the procedures outlined within the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2018 to voluntarily end their life.

    Acquaint yourself with this landmark piece of legislation by attending this timely lunchtime session. Acquire vital information in relation to the genesis of the Act, discover how it compares to similar legislation in other jurisdictions, and learn from subject matter experts as to how the Victorian health system is readying itself for the Act’s operational commencement.

    You will also be given an opportunity to turn your mind to realistic scenarios pertaining to the practical applications of the Act and discuss your responses with your colleagues and the experts in attendance.

    Lunch will be provided.

  • Presenters

    Julian Gardner AM, Chair, Voluntary Assisted Dying Implementation Taskforce

    Dr Danielle Ko, Clinical Ethics Lead, Palliative Care Clinician, and Clinical Engagement Lead – Quality and Safety Lead, Austin Health; Member of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board

    Paula Shelton, Special Counsel, Adviceline Injury Lawyers; Member of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board

    Susan Jury, Voluntary Assisted Dying Statewide Care Navigator

  • Learning Outcomes

    By attending this session, you will be able to:

    • Describe the most important aspects of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2018, including its criteria, processes and safeguards
    • Analyse the operation and implementation of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act using varying perspectives from subject matter experts within the public health service and the legal profession
    • Provide advice to your clients in relation to this new legislation by applying newly gained knowledge