End of Life Choice Act 2019

  • Corrections have been made to section 35(b) on 21 July 2020 under section 25(1)(j)(iii) of the Legislation Act 2012.
19 Provisional arrangements for administration of medication

(1)

This section applies after the attending medical practitioner complies with section 18(2).

(2)

Before the date chosen by an eligible person for the administration of the medication, the attending medical practitioner must—

(a)

advise the person about the following methods for the administration of the medication:

(i)

ingestion, triggered by the person:

(ii)

intravenous delivery, triggered by the person:

(iii)

ingestion through a tube, triggered by the attending medical practitioner or an attending nurse practitioner:

(iv)

injection administered by the attending medical practitioner or an attending nurse practitioner; and

(b)

ask the person to choose one of the methods; and

(c)

ensure that the person knows that they can decide, at any time before the administration of the medication, not to receive the medication or to receive the medication at a time on a later date that is not more than 6 months after the date initially chosen for the administration of the medication; and

(d)

make provisional arrangements for the administration of the medication on the chosen day and time.

(3)

At least 48 hours before the chosen time for the administration of the medication, the attending medical practitioner, or an attending nurse practitioner, must—

(a)

write the appropriate prescription for the eligible person; and

(b)

advise the Registrar of the method and of the date and time chosen for the administration of the medication.

(4)

The Registrar must check that the processes in sections 11 to 18 have been complied with.

(5)

If the Registrar is satisfied that the processes in sections 11 to 18 have been complied with, the Registrar must notify the attending medical practitioner accordingly.