Doctors risk charges over online voluntary euthanasia

By William Ton
Updated November 30 2023 - 6:10pm, first published 6:06pm
The legal definition of "suicide" has been tested in the Federal Court with doctors seeking clarity. (Julian Smith/AAP PHOTOS)
The legal definition of "suicide" has been tested in the Federal Court with doctors seeking clarity. (Julian Smith/AAP PHOTOS)

Doctors who help patients take their own lives via telehealth, phone or email could be charged with a criminal offence after a court ruled the practice equated to suicide.

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