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Senior Tasmanian Government figures at odds with voluntary assisted dying legislation | The Examiner

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Hospitals and aged care facilities that do not want to provide voluntary assisted dying need to be provided with exemptions by law should a bill to legalise the process be passed through Parliament. A University of Tasmania review of the bill from Mersey independent MLC Mike Gaffney noted that it was silent on the issue of organisational non-participation as there was no requirement under the legislation for organisations or individuals to offer VAD services. The panel said this was one of the most complex parts of the review. “No organisation or entity should be compelled to participate in or provide VAD even though non-participation limits access, may compromise therapeutic relationships and, where transfers are…



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