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.
9 Effect of conscientious objection by attending medical practitioner

(1)

This section applies if—

(a)

a person informs the attending medical practitioner under section 11(1) that they wish to exercise the option of receiving assisted dying; and

(b)

the attending medical practitioner has a conscientious objection to providing that option to the person.

(2)

The attending medical practitioner must tell the person—

(a)

of their conscientious objection; and

(b)

of the person’s right to ask the SCENZ Group for the name and contact details of a replacement medical practitioner.

(3)

If the person chooses to have a replacement medical practitioner, all subsequent references in this Act to the attending medical practitioner (except in section 11(1)) are to the person’s replacement medical practitioner.