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 3 Accountability

25 SCENZ Group

(1)

The Director-General must establish the SCENZ Group by appointing to it the number of members that the Director-General considers appropriate.

(2)

The Director-General must appoint members who the Director-General considers have, collectively, knowledge and understanding of matters relevant to the functions of the SCENZ Group.

(3)

The functions of the SCENZ Group are—

(a)

to make and maintain a list of medical practitioners who are willing to act for the purposes of this Act as—

(i)

replacement medical practitioners:

(ii)

independent medical practitioners:

(b)

to provide a name and contact details from the list maintained under paragraph (a), when this Act requires the use of a replacement medical practitioner or independent medical practitioner, in a way that ensures that the attending medical practitioner does not choose the replacement medical practitioner or independent medical practitioner:

(c)

to make and maintain a list of health practitioners who are willing to act for the purposes of this Act as psychiatrists:

(d)

to provide a name and contact details from the list maintained under paragraph (c), when this Act requires the use of a psychiatrist, in a way that ensures that neither the attending medical practitioner nor the independent medical practitioner chooses the psychiatrist:

(e)

to make and maintain a list of pharmacists who are willing to dispense medication for the purposes of section 20:

(f)

to provide a name and contact details from the list maintained under paragraph (e) when section 20 is to be applied:

(g)

in relation to the administration of medication under section 20,—

(i)

to prepare standards of care; and

(ii)

to advise on the required medical and legal procedures; and

(iii)

to provide practical assistance if assistance is requested.

(4)

The Ministry must service the SCENZ Group.