Supplementary Order Paper No 267

No 267

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

End of Life Choice Bill

Proposed amendments

Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

Clause 3

In clause 3, definition of medical practitioner, in paragraph (a) , after “profession of medicine” (page 3, after line 23), insert “, and has been registered for a period of at least 5 years”

In clause 3, definition of medical practitioner, in paragraph (b) , after “practising certificate” (page 3, after line 24), insert “and has held a practising certificate continuously in New Zealand for a period of at least 5 years and has never had their practising certificate cancelled”

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the End of Life Choice Bill to provide a minimum level of qualification for a medical practitioner in relation to registration and length of practice of medicine. A medical practitioner who does not have at least some minimal level of experience practising medicine must be regarded as being even less safe to provide euthanasia and/or assisted suicide services than one who has a greater level of experience.