Photo: An expert panel is set to hand down its report into WA’s proposed assisted dying laws. (Unsplash: rawpixel) People with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia will not be able to access euthanasia under the WA Government’s proposed voluntary assisted dying legislation. The check is one of two main safeguards set to feature in the assisted dying bill Two witnesses must also prove they won’t benefit financially from the patient’s death Health professionals are divided over the move to allow voluntary euthanasia An expert advisory panel tasked with providing guidelines for the legalisation of assisted dying has delivered its report to State Parliament, handing down 31 recommendations including a number of guidelines on who would be able to access euthanasia. Euthanasia would be limited to people who have decision-making capacity, with an eligible condition, and where death is reasonably foreseeable within 12 months. The restriction covering Alzheimer’s or dementia patients […]