|Department||Strategic Policy, Planning and Performance|
|Type of consultation||Other|
|Deadline for comments||14/01/2023|
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:
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
Post: Assisted dying public consultation
Government of Jersey
19-21 Broad Street
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
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