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End of Life Choice Act

End of Life Choice Act

The End of Life Choice Act comes into effect on 7 November 2021.

The Cancer Society acknowledges the diverse range of strongly-held personal and professional beliefs on euthanasia and assisted dying. We appreciate the importance of these perspectives to ways of thinking about euthanasia and assisted dying.

The Cancer Society's position on the End of Life Choice Act remains neutral. We believe this is an individual choice. To learn more, download our full position statement here.

The Cancer Society does not provide End-of-Life care; we encourage everyone to speak to their GP or oncologist for more information.

Other good resources are available on the Ministry of Health website, for example: 
- End of Life Choice Act 2019: Information for the public
- End of Life Choice Act 2019: Information for health professionals