End of Life Choice Bill

  • enacted
18B No further action to be taken if pressure suspected

If, at any time, the attending medical practitioner or attending nurse practitioner suspects on reasonable grounds that a person who has expressed the wish to exercise the option of receiving assisted dying is not expressing their wish free from pressure from any other person, the medical practitioner or nurse practitioner must

(a)

take no further action under this Act to assist the person in exercising the option of receiving assisted dying; and

(b)

tell the person that they are taking no further action under this Act to assist the person in exercising the option of receiving assisted dying; and

(c)

complete an approved form recording

(i)

that they are taking no further action under this Act to assist the person in exercising the option of receiving assisted dying; and

(ii)

the actions taken to comply with paragraph (b); and

(d)

send the form completed under paragraph (c) to the Registrar.