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In Tasmania, a VAD law is approved in 2021. The End of Life Choices Act has come into effect on the 23rd of October 2022.
Tasmania is the third Australian state to have VAD legislation.
Read more on the website of the Tasmanian Department of Health:

End of Life Choices Act 2020

At March 23 of 2021, Tasmania’s Upper House has voted in favour of the End of Life Choice (Voluntary Assisted Dying) Act 2020. A month later, at April 22, the Tasmanian End of Life Choice Act 2020 has received Royal Assent. The law will come into force within 18 months after approval in parliament. This means on the 23rd of October 2022.  

Read more: RACGP – New voluntary assisted dying Bill gives GPs and patients choice

Right to Die Societies in Tasmania

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