End of Life Choice Bill

  • enacted
17 Death to be reported

(1)

Within 14 working days of a person’s death as a result of the administration of medication under section 16, the attending medical practitioner, or the attending nurse practitioner who provided or administered the medication on the instruction of the attending medical practitioner, must send the rRegistrar a report in the prescribed approved form containing the information described in subsection (2).

(2)

The information is—

(a)

the name of the attending medical practitioner’s name or attending nurse practitioner; and

(b)

the person’s name; and

(c)

the person’s last known address; and

(d)

the fact that the person has died; and

(f)

which of the methods described in section 15(3)(a) was used; and

(g)

a description of the administration of the medication; and

(h)

whether any problem arose in the administration of the medication and, if so, how it was dealt with; and

(i)

the place where the person died; and

(j)

the date and time when the person died; and

(k)

the name of the medical practitioner or nurse practitioner who was available to the person until the person died; and

(l)

the names of any other health practitioners who were present when the person died.

(3)

The rRegistrar must send the report to the rReview cCommittee.