A Tasmanian MLC will return from leave to vote in support on the voluntary assisted dying bill.
Joanna Siejka, the Labor member for Pembroke, has been on leave of absence since March after the birth of her daughter.
Ms Siejka said she would return to the Legislative Council in September when Mike Gaffney's voluntary assisted dying bill will be debated.
"I'm supportive of the bill because I recognise that if offers people a choice," Ms Siejka said.
"Until you are faced with that situation yourself you don't know what you might do.
"I'm not sure whether I would ever use it but you shouldn't stop others who are suffering intolerable pain."
Ms Siejka praised Mr Gaffney for the work he had done on the bill.
"He has been providing members with information and updates and has been careful to provide us with details on arguments from both sides," she said.
"His approach can't be faulted.
"It is a robust bill with the safeguards that are needed."
The former national president of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Dr Bastian Seidel, who is a Labor candidate for Huon in Saturday's Legislative Council election, worked on the Victorian Government's legislation in 2017.
He said former Archbishop of Canterbury and now Lord George Carey had urged Christians to support legal physician assisted dying.
"We worked very closely with religious groups and this bill reflects the community's desire for voluntary assisted dying laws to happen," Dr Seidel said.
"Palliative care can do amazing things but unfortunately it does not have all the answers and there are some patients who die suffering excruciating pain and misery.
"They should be given the option to die with dignity and in peace."
"There hasn't been a single patient of mine in the last five years with a terminal illness who hasn't asked me about voluntary assisted dying."
Mr Gaffney said he would introduce the bill on August 27 and it would be debated on September 15.
"I am getting positive feedback from members about the bill and they have provided me with input," he said.
"I'll be meeting individually with members of both the upper and lower house to discuss the bill."
It will be the fourth time Tasmania's Parliament has voted on voluntary assisted dying laws.