Supplementary Order Paper No 265

No 265

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

End of Life Choice Bill

Proposed amendment

Agnes Loheni, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 3

In clause 3, replace the definition of independent medical practitioner (page 3, lines 17 and 18) with:

independent medical practitioner means a medical practitioner who is independent of an attending medical practitioner and the person, being a medical practitioner who is not associated with either the attending medical practitioner or the person—

(a)

in a financial manner;

(b)

in a closely shared professional manner, for example practising medicine (including, for the avoidance of doubt, doing any thing authorised or required under this Act) within the same medical practice or sharing premises; or

(c)

in any personal capacity.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the End of Life Choice Bill to provide a bare minimum level of clarity about the meaning of “independent” in the context of an independent medical practitioner not being associated with the attending medical practitioner or the person.