The NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying Clinical Practice Handbook is intended for use primarily by medical practitioners and nurse practitioners who meet the professional qualifications and eligibility requirements to act as coordinating, consulting or administering practitioners and who have completed the approved voluntary assisted dying training. These practitioners are collectively referred to as authorised voluntary assisted dying practitioners (authorised practitioners).
The handbook aims to support authorised practitioners to understand the voluntary assisted dying process in NSW, their roles and responsibilities and how to comply with the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2022 (the Act).
The handbook may also be a useful reference tool for:
This handbook has been approved by the NSW Health Secretary under section 181 of the Act and are the guidelines for the purpose of that section.
As the handbook will be updated periodically, it should be accessed via the website rather than downloading a local copy, to ensure the latest version is accessed.