Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) comes into effect in Queensland from 1 January 2023, and has been in Victoria since 2019. It is a legal process giving people the choice to undertake voluntary assisted dying. It provides people who are terminally ill and suffering from an advanced and progressive life-limiting condition the right to choose, as they near the end of their life, about how, when, and where they die. There are very clear criteria for who will be eligible to access voluntary assisted dying.
BallyCara will fulfill both our legal obligations and continue to enable a consumer to exercise dignity of choice. BallyCara will not provide or participate in VAD, however, a resident will not be asked to leave Residential Care, neither will services be stopped.
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