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Functions and powers of the Board

    (1)     The Board has the following functions—

        (a)     to monitor matters related to voluntary assisted dying;

        (b)     to review the exercise of any function or power under this Act;

        (c)     to provide reports to each House of the Parliament on the operation of this Act and any recommendations for the improvement of voluntary assisted dying;

        (d)     to promote compliance with the requirements of this Act by the provision of information in respect of voluntary assisted dying to registered health practitioners and members of the community;

        (e)     to refer any issue identified by the Board in relation to voluntary assisted dying that is relevant to the following persons or bodies—

              (i)     the Chief Commissioner of Police;

              (ii)     the Registrar;

              (iii)     the Secretary;

              (iv)     the State Coroner;

              (v)     the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency;

        (f)     to promote continuous improvement in the quality and safety of voluntary assisted dying to those who exercise any function or power under this Act;

        (g)     to conduct analysis of, and carry out research in relation to, information or forms given to the Board in accordance with this Act;

        (h)     to provide information about voluntary assisted dying, and other matters identified by the Board in the performance of a function under this Act;

              (i)     to collect, use and disclose forms and information provided in accordance with this Act for the purposes of carrying out a function of the Board;

        (j)     to consult and engage with any of the following persons and groups in relation to voluntary assisted dying—

              (i)     the Victorian community;

              (ii)     relevant groups or organisations;

              (iii)     government departments and agencies;

              (iv)     registered health practitioners who provide voluntary assisted dying services;

        (k)     to provide advice to the Minister or the Secretary in relation to the operation of this Act;

        (l)     to provide reports to the Minister or the Secretary, in respect of any matter relevant to the functions of the Board as requested.

    (2)     The Board has all the powers that are necessary or convenient to perform its functions under this Act.

Division 3—Membership and procedure

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