Supplementary Order Paper No 269

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the End of Life Choice Bill to require that the medical practitioner (as defined elsewhere in clause 3) who is attending has at least some level of familiarity with the person. Without such familiarity, it will be impossible for the attending medical practitioner to hold any meaningful view that the person has not been subject to coercion in making decisions under this proposed legislation.