End of Life Choice Bill

4 Meaning of person who is eligible for assisted dying

In this Act, person who is eligible for assisted dying means a person who—


is aged 18 years or over; and




a person who has New Zealand citizenship as provided in the Citizenship Act 1977; or


a permanent resident as defined in section 4 of the Immigration Act 2009; and


suffers from—


a terminal illness that is likely to end his or her the person’s life within 6 months; or


a grievous and irremediable medical condition; and


is in an advanced state of irreversible decline in capability; and


experiences unbearable suffering that cannot be relieved in a manner that he or she the person considers tolerable; and


has the ability to understand—


the nature of assisted dying; and


the consequences for him or her them of assisted dying.