Voluntary Assisted Dying’s ‘prohibitive’ communication laws face GP legal challenge

Melbourne GP and DWDV Board Member, Dr Nick Carr is taking legal action against the federal Attorney-General to fight what he calls an “extraordinarily prohibitive” law that prevents doctors from communicating via modern technology with terminally ill patients about assisted dying.

For almost 2 years he has lobbied the serving Victorian state and federal attorneys-general and health ministers for clarification about the bill, however to no avail.

Dr Carr said he filed the affidavit after federal Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus did not respond to a letter warning legal action would be taken if the code was not clarified.

He also said former Attorney-General Michaelia Cash wrote to him in February saying she would not change the code.

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[Source ABC News]

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