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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)

 


Public meeting dates

You can attend one of the public meetings, by booking through Eventbrite:

Date
TimeVenueEventbrite link
Saturday 22 October 10am to 12pm  Town library  Book a place on Eventbrite
Wednesday 26 October 12pm to 2pm  Town library  Book a place on Eventbrite
Wednesday 2 November 12pm to 2pm Communicare, St Brelade  Book a place on Eventbrite
Thursday 10 November  6pm to 8pm Town library  Book a place on Eventbrite
Wednesday 23 November 
10am to 12pm St Clement Parish Hall Book a place on Eventbrite
​Tuesday 13 December 
​6pm to 8pm 
​Town Library 
Accessible event: email suzanne@enablejersey.org or call +44 (0) 1534 485740 to book and confirm your accessibility requirements​

How to submit comments to the consultation

​You can respond to the specific questions asked in the consultation report by completing the survey online, email or post:

Assisted dying in Jersey survey

Email: AssistedDying@gov.je

Post: Assisted dying public consultation

Government of Jersey
Ground floor
19-21 Broad Street
St Helier
JE2 3RR

You can also use these contact details to share your general comments on the proposals.

The information you provide will be processed in compliance with the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 for the purposes of this consultation. You can choose whether you give permission for your comments to be quoted, and also if you wish your views to be anonymous. For more information, please read our privacy notice:

Assisted dying privacy notice

Wellbeing support

Assisted dying is a sensitive subject. If you need support, contact:

Mind Jersey on 0800 7359404 or visit Mind Jersey website

The Listening Lounge on +44 (0) 1534 866793 or visit Listening Lounge website

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