Supplementary Order Paper No 272

No 272

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 pharmacist, in paragraph (a), after “profession of pharmacy” (page 3, after line 36), insert “, and has been registered for a period of at least 5 years”

In clause 3, definition of pharmacist, in paragraph (b) , after “practising certificate” (page 3, after line 37), 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 pharmacist (as defined) in relation to registration and length of practice. A pharmacist 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.