Read about voluntary assisted dying and the
eligibility criteria for patients.
Authorised practitioners that meet certain criteria defined in the Act are eligible for the roles of:
To be eligible as a
coordinating or consulting practitioner, the practitioner must be a medical practitioner who holds specialist registration, or general registration and has practiced in the medical profession for at least 10 years.
To be eligible as an
administering practitioner, the practitioner must be a medical practitioner who holds specialist registration or holds general registration and has practiced in the medical profession for at least 5 years. The practitioner may also be an overseas-trained specialist who holds limited registration or provisional registration or be a nurse practitioner.
In addition, eligible practitioners must also:
You can register to become an authorised voluntary assisted dying practitioner in NSW via the
NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying Portal.
Read the eligibility criteria above then visit the Portal to complete your registration.
When registering, make sure to have your:
You will also need two valid forms of identification, one must include a photo. This may include:
NSW Health will assess the eligibility of all registrations and may be in touch for more information if required.
Following confirmation of eligibility, you will then be directed to complete the mandatory training in My Health Learning, NSW Health's online learning platform.
All healthcare workers have obligations under the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2022, including those with a conscientious objection. Read more about
obligations of healthcare workers.
NSW Health has developed education and training packages for voluntary assisted dying.
The education and training packages include:
can initiate a discussion with a patient about voluntary assisted dying but this
must be part of a broader discussion about other treatment and palliative care options.
The Act is very clear that in the same discussion:
Medical practitioners and health care workers should not provide information beyond their expertise.
NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying Care Navigator Service can:
The NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying Pharmacy Service: