End of Life Choice Bill

  • enacted
10 First opinion reached to be given by attending medical practitioner

(1)

This section applies after section 9 is complied with the attending medical practitioner complies with section 9(5)(c).

(2)

The attending medical practitioner must reach the opinion that—

(a)

the person requesting the option of receiving assisted dying is a person who is eligible for assisted dying; or

(b)

the person requesting the option of receiving assisted dying is not a person who is eligible for assisted dying; or

(c)

the person requesting the option of receiving assisted dying would be a person who is eligible for assisted dying if the person’s competence it were established as described in under section 12 that the person was competent to make an informed decision about assisted dying.

(3)

The attending medical practitioner must—

(a)

complete a prescribed an approved form recording their opinion; and

(b)

send the completed form to the rRegistrar.