End of Life Choice Bill

7 Effect of conscientious objection

(1)

This section applies when—

(a)

a person tells the attending medical practitioner under section 8(1) that the person wishes to have the option of receiving assisted dying; and

(b)

the attending medical practitioner has a conscientious objection.

(2)

The attending medical practitioner must tell the person that—

(a)

the medical practitioner has a conscientious objection; and

(b)

the person may ask the SCENZ Group for the name and contact details of a replacement medical practitioner.

(3)

If the person chooses to have the replacement medical practitioner, references in this Act to the attending medical practitioner mean the person’s replacement medical practitioner, except in subsection (2) and section 8(1).