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Islanders’ views sought on Assisted Dying

17 October 2022

​Islanders are being invited to take part in the next phase of the public consultation on Assisted Dying which will run for 12 weeks from Monday 17 October. 

In this consultation Islanders are being asked to put forward their views on how an Assisted Dying Service in Jersey can be delivered. 

In November 2021, the States Assembly agreed, in principle, that the Government should plan for the provision of an assisted dying service for Jersey residents who are aged over 18, and: 

  • have been diagnosed with a terminal illness, and is reasonably expected to die within six months; or 
  • have an incurable physical condition, resulting in unbearable suffering that cannot be alleviated; and 
  • have a voluntary, clear, settled, and informed wish to end their own life; and the capacity to make that decision. 

The first phase of public engagement took place in spring of this year, which helped inform the development of detailed proposals to be discussed during this phase. 

The consultation includes in-person events and online feedback so Islanders can submit their comments. Islanders can participate in a number of ways: 

  • by emailing 
  • by completing an online survey at 
  • by commenting on social media 
  • in person at the below consultation events, which can be booked at Eventbrite 
Saturday 22 October10am- 12pmTown library
Wednesday 26 October12pm-2pmTown library
Wednesday 2 November12pm-2pmCommunicare, St Brelade
Thursday 10 November6pm-8pmTown library
Wednesday 23 November10am to 12pmSt Clement's Parish Hall

Minister for Health and Social Services, Deputy Karen Wilson, said: “We have reached the next phase of this important public engagement. This is an incredibly sensitive and complex issue that needs careful consideration and planning.” 

Proposals on the Assisted Dying Service are due to be lodged early next year with the debate on legislation taking place in Spring 2023.

Assisted Dying in Jersey consultation.

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