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Voluntary assisted dying: push to scrap prognostic timeframes defeated | The Advocate



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An effort to remove a requirement for a doctor to put a timeframe on a person’s death before they access voluntary assisted dying has been quashed in Tasmania’s lower house. VAD laws are being debated in the House of Assembly this week, after a bill brought forward by independent Mersey MLC Mike Gaffney was unanimously voted through the Legislative Council in November, having been heavily amended. The legislation is expected…

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