Terminally ill Victorians can now legally ask their doctor for a lethal substance to end their lives. The state’s historic voluntary assisted dying laws came into force on Wednesday and allow terminally ill adults who have only about six months to live and meet other strict eligibility criteria – such as being able to give informed consent – access to lethal drugs. Chair of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board, former Supreme Court Judge Betty King QC (left), speaks with Victorian Health Minister Jenny Mikakos.Credit:Luis Enrique Ascui "This is a day for the advocates, this is a day for the patients and their families who have suffered for a very long period of time and have been waiting for this change," Victorian Health Minister Jenny Mikakos said on the steps of Parliament on Wednesday morning. Renowned former Supreme Court Judge Betty King QC, who presided over cases involving Carl […]