Supplementary Order Paper No 305

No 305

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

End of Life Choice Bill

Proposed amendment

Simeon Brown, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 9

Replace clause 9(3)(b) (page 7, lines 1 and 2) with:

(b)

be physically present and competent in all respects, other than the fact that subsection (4)(a) applies, to sign and date the second part of the form.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the End of Life Choice Bill by providing some more protection in a situation where a person has expressed a wish to receive assisted dying and someone else is to sign the form on their behalf. According to this proposed amendment, the person must be physically present at the time of the form being signed (so that they have an opportunity to understand what is happening) and not incompetent (so that they have an opportunity to express that their wish has been revoked).