End of Life Choice Bill

6 Conscientious objection


This section applies if


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


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


The attending medical practitioner must tell the person


of their conscientious objection; and


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


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.