The state government has released its proposed euthanasia legislation, which it claims is both safe and compassionate and includes more than 100 safeguards. In order to access euthanasia under the law, a person would have to be suffering intolerably from a terminal illness that would – on the balance of probabilities – kill them in less than six months. WA Health Minister Roger Cook.Credit:AAP Images/Sophie Moore But a patient can access euthanasia if they have been diagnosed with a neurodegenerative condition that would cause death in less than 12 months. The draft laws, which appear modelled on legislation passed in Victoria in 2017, set out the process through which a person applies for access to the lethal drugs which would end their life, which includes making requests to two doctors. Requests to die must be witnessed by two independent people under the legislation and palliative care and treatment options […]