Research can now begin looking into the options for assisted dying in Jersey.
It comes after the Council of Ministers have agreed to commission research into the issue.
The Health Minister, Deputy Richard Renouf said that due to the complexity and sensitivity surrounding assisted dying, it should be considered with the necessary time to prepare an informed discussion.
Issues including protection for patients and ethical codes of conduct will be taken into consideration by the government.
The Chief Minister, Senator John Le Fondré, has said they will look to other parts of the British Isles to develop a clear strategy before consulting islanders.
The campaign for assisted dying in Jersey began when Tanya Tupper set up a Facebook page calling for it to be legalised on the island.
Tanya's mother Roberta was diagnosed with stage-four lung cancer and a brain tumour around four years ago.