Supplementary Order Paper No 214

No 214

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

End of Life Choice Bill

Proposed amendment

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

New clause 21C

After clause 21B (page 16, after line 4), insert:

21C Ministry reporting

The ministry must publish a report annually that includes, but is not limited to, information on—

(a)

the number of applications that have been made in the relevant year for assisted dying, listed by—

(i)

age; and

(ii)

gender; and

(iii)

ethnicity; and

(iv)

medical condition; and

(v)

projected lifespan; and

(vi)

relational status; and

(vii)

educational attainment; and

(viii)

region; and

(b)

the number of applications that have been granted in the relevant year for assisted dying, listed by—

(i)

age; and

(ii)

gender; and

(iii)

ethnicity; and

(iv)

medical condition; and

(v)

projected lifespan; and

(vi)

relational status; and

(vii)

educational attainment; and

(viii)

region; and

(c)

the number of applications that have been declined in the relevant year for assisted dying, listed by—

(i)

age; and

(ii)

gender; and

(iii)

ethnicity; and

(iv)

medical condition; and

(v)

projected lifespan; and

(vi)

relational status; and

(vii)

educational attainment; and

(viii)

region; and

(d)

the number of medical practitioners participating in assessing eligibility to access assisted dying; and

(e)

the estimated financial cost of the provision of assisted dying within New Zealand in that year.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the End of Life Choice Bill. It establishes a minimum annual reporting requirement for the Ministry of Health on the status of assisted dying in New Zealand. This report must include, but is not limited to, the number of applications made, granted, and declined, the number of medical practitioners participating, and the estimated annual cost of assisted dying.