The following ‘Feature Article’ was published in the Royal Victorian Association of Honorary Justices in the Custodes Magazine in late 2019.
This covers the very personal issue of being asked to be a authorised witness for someone who has decided to participate in the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act.

The article was the perspective of a JP who has been through the process a number of times and provides some very relevant insights for anybody who is contemplating to act as an authorised witness.

Voluntary Assisted Dying - 1

Voluntary Assisted Dying – Authorised Person Perspective – 1

Voluntary Assisted Dying - 2

Voluntary Assisted Dying – Authorised Person Perspective – 2