Health and Mental Health Minister Roger Cook. Regardless of the outcome of the voluntary assisted dying Bill, State Health Minister Roger Cook said he wants all West Australians to be able to get quality palliative care. Set to be debated in Parliament later this year, the Bill is in the process of being drafted after a ministerial expert panel delivered a report to Parliament. The 13-member expert panel, chaired by former WA governor Malcolm McCusker, delivered its final report to State Parliament on June 27. The report contained 31 recommendations for the proposed legislation , from 12 months of community consultation. It outlined several safeguards which included patient criteria such as being aged over 18, ordinarily residing in WA and assessment by two doctors. Under the WA plan, a person must have “decision-making capacities” and make three requests, including one in writing witnessed by two people who will not […]