End of Life Choice Act 2019

  • latest version but not yet in force
  • Corrections have been made to section 35(b) on 21 July 2020 under section 25(1)(j)(iii) of the Legislation Act 2012.

Part 1 Preliminary provisions

3 Purpose of Act

The purpose of this Act is—

(a)

to give persons who have a terminal illness and who meet certain criteria the option of lawfully requesting medical assistance to end their lives; and

(b)

to establish a lawful process for assisting eligible persons who exercise that option.