Supplementary Order Paper No 213

No 213

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

End of Life Choice Bill

Proposed amendment

Simon O’Connor, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 19

In clause 19(2), after paragraph (f) (page 14, after line 4), insert:

(fa)

to establish and maintain an educational programme that medical practitioners must complete before administering assisted dying, including formal training in—

(i)

palliative care; and

(ii)

counselling; and

(iii)

specialised drug administration; and

(iv)

emergency procedures in the event of unanticipated outcomes:

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends clause 19(2) of the End of Life Choice Bill. The purpose of this new paragraph is to ensure that medical practitioners administering assisted dying are appropriately trained in relevant specialities and emergency procedures.

To accomplish this, it requires that the SCENZ Group establish and maintain an educational programme that medical practitioners must complete before administering assisted dying. This programme would be required to include training in palliative care, counselling, specialised drug administration, and emergency procedures in the event of unanticipated outcomes.