End of Life Choice Bill

15 Medication chosen

(1)

This section applies after section 14 is complied with.

(2)

When the person wishes to exercise the option of receiving assisted dying, he or she must tell the attending medical practitioner.

(3)

The attending medical practitioner must—

(a)

tell the person about the following methods for the administration of a lethal dose of medication:

(i)

ingestion, triggered by the person:

(ii)

intravenous delivery, triggered by the person:

(iii)

ingestion through a tube:

(iv)

injection; and

(b)

ask the person to choose one of the methods; and

(c)

ask the person to choose the time at which he or she wishes the medication to be administered; and

(d)

ensure that the person knows that he or she can change his or her mind at any time.

(4)

At least 48 hours before the chosen time of administration, the attending medical practitioner must—

(a)

write the appropriate prescription for the person; and

(b)

advise the registrar of the method and time chosen; and

(c)

provide the registrar with the prescription.

(5)

The registrar must check that the process in sections 8 to 14 has been complied with.

(6)

If the registrar is satisfied that the process in sections 8 to 14 has been complied with, the registrar must—

(a)

co-sign the prescription for the person; and

(b)

provide the co-signed prescription to the attending medical practitioner.