End of Life Choice Bill

  • enacted
16 Lethal dose Administration of medication administered

(1)

This section applies after section 15 is complied with the attending medical practitioner has received notification from the Registrar under section 15(6).

(2)

At the chosen time of administration for the administration of the medication, the attending medical practitioner, or an attending nurse practitioner, must ask the eligible person if they choose to receive the medication. choose

(a)

to receive the medication at that time; or

(b)

not to receive the medication at that time, but to receive the medication at a time on a later date that is not more than 6 months after the date initially chosen for the administration of the medication; or

(c)

not to receive the medication at that time, and to rescind their request to exercise the option of assisted dying.

(3)

If the eligible person chooses not to receive the medication at the chosen time, the attending medical practitioner, or an attending nurse practitioner, must—

(a)

immediately remove take the medication away from the room eligible person; and

(c)

complete a prescribed an approved form recording the action taken to comply with paragraph (a); and

(d)

send the completed form to the rRegistrar.

(4)

If the eligible person chooses to receive the medication, the attending medical practitioner, or the attending nurse practitioner, must—

(a)

provide the medication to the person, for administration by either of the methods described in section 15(3)(a)(i) and (ii); or

(b)

administer the medication by either of the methods described in section 15(3)(a)(iii) and (iv).

(5)

The attending medical practitioner, or the attending nurse practitioner, must—

(a)

be available to the eligible person until the person dies; or

(b)

arrange for another medical practitioner or attending nurse practitioner to be available to the person until the eligible person dies.

(6)

For the purposes of subsection (5), the attending medical practitioner or attending nurse practitioner is available to the eligible person if the medical practitioner or attending nurse practitioner

(a)

is in the same room or area as the person; or

(b)

is not in same room or area as the person but is in close proximity to the person.