21 October 2021
Despite South Australia’s Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill being passed by Parliament back in June, Voluntary Assisted Dying SA says that there is a risk that it could be two years before the legislation takes effect in this state.
Two years is an unacceptably long time, especially given Victoria has publicly offered to share all of its VAD systems, policies and training modules. In all other states where VAD legislation has been passed the longest time frame for implementation is 18 months with the recent Queensland Act allowing a 15-month period for the implementation processes to be completed.
Health Minister Stephen Wade has agreed to speak on the progress of the new legislation at a VADSA public meeting.
The meeting will be held at 3pm, Sunday, November 14, at the Goodwood Community Centre, 32 Rosa St Goodwood.
RSVP is essential at [email protected]