Voluntary Assisted Dying Navigation Service
The Department of Health is establishing the Voluntary Assisted Dying Navigation Service. This will help Tasmanians to understand and access voluntary assisted dying.
What is the role of the Navigation Service?
It will assist people seeking information about or help with voluntary assisted dying.
It will be a point of contact across Tasmania for:
- the community
- health and medical practitioners
- health and care services and facilities.
It will provide tailored support as required. This will include:
- general information about voluntary assisted dying
- information on how people will be able to access voluntary assisted dying
- help connecting people with appropriate medical practitioners and health services
- support, information, and resources for people from diverse backgrounds
- advice and support through the process of voluntary assisted dying
- collaborative support with the person’s existing services and local providers
- Education to health services and health practitioners.
Where is the Navigation Service?
It will be a statewide service. It will support all Tasmanians, no matter where they live.
When will the Navigation Service be available?
Work is currently underway to establish it. It will start operating in mid-2022.
How can I contact the Navigation Service?
As it has not yet started operating, please send any queries to firstname.lastname@example.org