End of Life Choice Bill

  • enacted
6 Effect of conscientious objection by attending medical practitioner

(1)

This section applies if—

(a)

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

(b)

the attending medical practitioner has an a conscientious 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.