End of Life Choice Bill

  • enacted
9 Request confirmed

(1)

This section applies after the attending medical practitioner complies with section 8 is complied with.

(2)

If the person requesting to exercise the option of receiving assisted dying (A) wishes to proceed, the attending medical practitioner must give the person A the prescribed approved form requesting the option of assisted dying referred to in section 8(2)(i).

(3)

The person A 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 another person (B) if—

(a)

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

(b)

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

(c)

the person who signs and dates the part B notes on it the form that they did so signed the second part of the form in the presence of the person to whom the form relates A; and

(d)

the person who signs and dates the part B confirms on the form that B is not—

(i)

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

(ii)

a person who knows that they stand to benefit from the death of the person to whom the part relates A; or

(iii)

a person aged under 18 years; or

(iv)

a person with a mental incapacity.

(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 rRegistrar.