End of Life Choice Bill

6 Conscientious objection

(1)

This section applies if

(a)

a person informs the attending medical practitioner under section 8(1) that they wish to have the option of receiving assisted dying; and

(b)

the attending medical practitioner has an objection to providing that option to the person (a conscientious objection).

(2)

The attending medical practitioner must tell the person

(a)

of their conscientious objection; and

(b)

of the person’s right to ask the SCENZ Group for the name and contact details of a replacement medical practitioner.

(3)

If the person chooses to have a replacement medical practitioner, all subsequent references in this Act to the attending medical practitioner (except in section 8(1)) are to the person’s replacement medical practitioner.