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—

(a)

is aged 18 years or over; and

(b)

is—

(i)

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

(ii)

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

(c)

suffers from—

(i)

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

(ii)

a grievous and irremediable medical condition; and

(d)

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

(e)

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

(f)

has the ability to understand—

(i)

the nature of assisted dying; and

(ii)

the consequences for him or her of assisted dying.