Voluntary Assisted Dying Pharmacy Service
The Department of Health is establishing the Voluntary Assisted Dying Pharmacy Service.
What is the role of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Pharmacy Service?
- provide specialised pharmaceutical advice in relation to the voluntary assisted dying medications
- supply the voluntary assisted dying medications to health practitioners, once approval has been obtained from the Commission
- undertake research and work with other states to provide a contemporary evidence-based service.
Where is the Voluntary Assisted Dying Pharmacy Service?
It will be a statewide service, run from a central location. It will support all Tasmanians, no matter where they live.
If I have a question about voluntary assisted dying, how can I contact the Voluntary Assisted Dying Pharmacy Service?
As it has not yet started operating, please send any queries to email@example.com and your question will be directed to the correct area for a response. Voluntary assisted dying will be available to eligible people in Tasmania by 23 October 2022.
Once it is operating, the statewide pharmacy service will provide support and advice to medical practitioners about the prescription of voluntary assisted dying medications.