Supplementary Order Paper No 212

No 212

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

End of Life Choice Bill

Proposed amendment

Chris Penk, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 19

In clause 19, after subclause (1) (page 13, after line 20), insert:

(1A)

The term of each appointment to the SCENZ Group is limited to 2 years, and members may serve a maximum of 2 terms of appointment.

(1B)

The Director-General must ensure that the membership of the SCENZ Group—

(a)

is diverse in terms of—

(i)

gender; and

(ii)

culture; and

(iii)

ethnicity; and

(iv)

views on assisted dying; and

(b)

includes medical practitioners with experience in palliative care.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the End of Life Choice Bill. It creates requirements for the membership of the SCENZ Group established in clause 19. Clause 19(1) already requires the SCENZ Group to be made up of medical practitioners, and new subclauses (1A) and (1B) put in place a maximum tenure of 2 terms of 2 years per member and require that the group’s membership meets conditions of diversity and experience in palliative care.