A Queensland Australia Parliamentary Committee has made recommendations concerning voluntary assisted dying or VAD, meaning euthanasia and assisted suicide.
Of special interest is the Committee's Recommendation 17, referring to "rights" of the patients to access VAD. The recommendation states:
The committee recommends that any voluntary assisted dying scheme in Queensland provides health practitioners who may have a conscientious objection to participating in voluntary assisted dying to opt not to participate, provided that the rights of the patients to access the scheme are also protected. (Emphasis added).In the United States, the New Mexico Supreme Court addressed a similar issue, finding that to recognize a right to physician aid in dying (meaning physician-assisted suicide) would lead to voluntary or involuntary euthanasia. The 5-0 decision states in part:
[W]e agree with the legitimate concern that recognizing a right to physician aid in dying will lead to voluntary or involuntary euthanasia because if it is a right, it must be made available to everyone, even when a duly appointed surrogate makes the decision, and even when the patient is unable to self-administer the life-ending medication. (Emphasis added).Footnotes:
 Report No. 34, 56th Parliament; Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee, March 2020, page 13 ("the committee has defined the term voluntary assisted dying (VAD) for the inquiry as: the administration [of a lethal dose] by a medical practitioner [which is euthanasia], or self-administration by the person, [which is assisted suicide] ....).
 Id., page 144.
 Morris v Brandenburg, 376 P.3d 836, 848 (2016).