End of Life Choice Bill

9 Request confirmed

(1)

This section applies after section 8 is complied with.

(2)

If the person wishes to proceed, the attending medical practitioner must give the person the prescribed form requesting the option of assisted dying.

(3)

The person must—

(a)

sign and date the second part of the form; or

(b)

be present when the second part of the form is signed and dated as described in subsection (4).

(4)

The second part of the form may be signed and dated by a person other than the person to whom it relates if—

(a)

the person to whom it relates cannot write for any reason; and

(b)

the person to whom it relates requests the other person to sign and date it; and

(c)

the person who signs and dates the part notes on it that he or she did so in the presence of the person to whom the form relates; and

(d)

the person who signs and dates the part is not—

(i)

a health practitioner caring for the person to whom the part relates; or

(ii)

a person who knows that he or she stands to benefit from the death of the person to whom the part relates; or

(iii)

a person aged under 18 years; or

(iv)

a person with a mental disability.

(5)

The attending medical practitioner must—

(a)

be present when—

(i)

subsection (3)(a) is complied with; or

(ii)

subsections (3)(b) and (4) are complied with; and

(b)

collect the form; and

(c)

send the completed form to the registrar.