Recommendation 29 caught my attention. It recommends: "The Victorian Government legislate to enact the protection doctors currently have under the common law regarding withholding or withdrawing futile treatment."
The Report notes that physicians in Victoria are already are protected from obligations to administer futile treatment. They have unilateral decision making power to determine treatment is futile. But they are still uncertain about their legal obligations. Therefore, there is benefit in clarifying these rights and duties in legislation.