An aged care resident’s family or substitute decision-maker can request access to voluntary assisted dying (VAD) for the resident
No. Only the resident can request VAD, and only if they have capacity to decide they want to access VAD. The person’s request must be voluntary, meaning it is the person’s own choice to access VAD. Their request must also be enduring i.e. ongoing. There cannot be pressure, coercion or duress from another person (e.g. family or friends) to access VAD.