Supplementary Order Paper No 280

No 280

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

End of Life Choice Bill

Proposed amendment

Simon O’Connor, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 4

In clause 4(c)(i), after “6 months” (page 4, line 24), insert “, except where such a prognosis is partly or wholly based upon an understanding that the person intends to refuse medical treatment”.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the End of Life Choice Bill to provide that a qualifying “terminal illness” is one that would be considered likely to end the person’s life despite treatment that might (otherwise) ordinarily be expected to be provided to the person.