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Assisted dying in Jersey consultation

DepartmentStrategic Policy, Planning and Performance
Start date17/10/2022
End date14/01/2023
Type of consultationOther
Deadline for comments14/01/2023

About the consultation

In November 2021 Jersey's States Assembly became the first parliament in the British Isles to decide 'in principle' that assisted dying should be allowed. They also decided that plans should be made for an assisted dying service.

Earlier this year, Islanders were asked to take part in the first phase of public engagement on assisted dying, sharing their hopes, thoughts and concerns.

This second phase of consultation sets out the plans for an assisted dying service in Jersey and is an opportunity for Islanders to help shape the proposals.

Responses to the consultation will be used to inform final proposals for debate by the States Assembly in early 2023. 

Details and timeline on next steps for Assisted dying in Jersey

About assisted dying

Assisted dying is where a person with a terminal illness, or experiencing unbearable physical suffering, chooses to end their life with the help of a medical professional.

Assisted dying is not the same as suicide. Assisted dying is a service provided to people in certain limited circumstances that will be set out in law.

Consultation report and summary versions

The consultation report sets out the full proposals for assisted dying in Jersey.

Assisted dying consultation report

In addition, there are several summary versions of the proposals available:

Assisted dying summary of proposals

Assisted dying summary of proposals (easy read)

Assisted dying in Jersey leaflet

Assisted dying in Jersey (Portuguese)


How to submit comments to the consultation

‚ÄčThis consultation is now closed.

Assisted dying privacy notice

Responses to the consultation

The consultation feedback report describes the consultation process and summarises the responses received.

Assisted Dying in Jersey Phase 2 Consultation Feedback Report.

The appendices include written submissions from stakeholder organisations and individuals.

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