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Assisted dying proposition lodged

22 March 2024

The Council of Ministers has lodged a report and proposition setting out detailed assisted dying proposals for debate by the States Assembly on Tuesday 21 May.

There is an extended lodging period of 9 weeks, as opposed to the usual 6 weeks, to allow Assembly members additional time to fully consider the proposals.

The report and proposition describe how the Jersey assisted dying service would work, who would be eligible for an assisted death, and how a person’s eligibility would be assessed.

If the States Assembly approves the proposition, work will then commence on preparation of a draft assisted dying law.

Public briefing sessions will take place during the lodging period so that Islanders can find out more about how the proposed assisted dying service would work. The sessions will take place on:

  • Tuesday 26 March, 12pm-12.45pm, St Paul’s Centre
  • Tuesday 26 March, 1pm-2pm, St Paul’s Centre
  • Thursday 2 May, 5pm-7pm, St Clement’s Parish Hall

There will also be separate briefing sessions for health and care professionals and dedicated engagement sessions for disabled Islanders. Details of these sessions will be available at​.

Minister for Health and Social Services, Deputy Tom Binet, said: "Assisted dying is a complex issue which other jurisdictions are also actively working to consider. The proposals brought forward by the Council of Ministers are very comprehensive and will help ensure that our Assembly does justice to this important matter."

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