End of Life Choice Bill

8 Request made

(1)

A person who wishes to have the option of receiving assisted dying must tell inform the attending medical practitioner of his or her their wish.

(2)

The attending medical practitioner must—

(a)

give the person the following information:

(i)

the prognosis for the person’s terminal illness or grievous and irremediable medical condition; and

(ii)

the irreversible nature of assisted dying; and

(iii)

the anticipated impacts of assisted dying; and

(b)

talk with the person about his or her personally communicate by any means (for example, by telephone or using social media) with the person about the person’s wish at intervals determined by the progress of his or her the person’s terminal illness or medical condition; and

(c)

ensure that the person understands his or her their other options for end-of-life care; and

(d)

ensure that the person knows that he or she they can change his or her their mind at any time before the administration of the medication; and

(e)

encourage the person to talk about his or her discuss their wish with others such as family, friends, and counsellors; and

(f)

ensure that the person knows that he or she is they are not obliged to talk to discuss their wish with anyone; and

(g)

ensure that the person has had the opportunity to talk about his or her discuss their wish with those whom he or she they chooses; and

(h)

do his or her their best to ensure that the person expresses his or her their wish free from pressure from any other person by—

(i)

talking conferring with other health practitioners who are in regular contact with the person; and

(ii)

talking conferring with members of the person’s family approved by the person; and

(i)

complete the first part of the prescribed form requesting the option of assisted dying by recording the actions he or she the attending medical practitioner took to comply with paragraphs (a) to (h).