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.
23 No further action to be taken if person rescinds request to exercise option of receiving assisted dying

(1)

This section applies if, at any time, an eligible person rescinds their request to exercise the option of receiving assisted dying.

(2)

The attending medical practitioner or attending nurse practitioner must—

(a)

complete an approved form recording that the person has rescinded their request; and

(b)

send the completed form to the Registrar; and

(c)

take no further action in respect of the person’s request (other than under section 22, if applicable).

(3)

If at any subsequent time the person wishes to exercise the option of receiving assisted dying, the person may make a new request under section 11.