Supplementary Order Paper No 273

No 273

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

End of Life Choice Bill

Proposed amendment

Melissa Lee, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 3

In clause 3, replace the definition of psychiatrist (page 4, lines 1 and 2), with:

psychiatrist means a medical practitioner—

(a)

whose scope of practice includes psychiatry; and

(b)

who is not associated with either the attending medical practitioner or the independent medical practitioner in any of the following ways:

(i)

in a financial manner:

(ii)

in a closely shared professional manner, for example practising within the same medical practice or sharing premises:

(iii)

in any personal capacity.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the End of Life Choice Bill to provide a bare minimum level of protection regarding the possibility of conflicts of interests that may exist between the various health professionals involved in executing a person’s decision making under this legislation.