Supplementary Order Paper No 336

No 336

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

End of Life Choice Bill

Proposed amendment

Paulo Garcia, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 19

After clause 19(3) (page 14, after line 9), insert:

(4)

Subject to this Act, the SCENZ Group must—

(a)

regulate its own procedures for performing its functions and duties (including, without limitation, its procedures for handling any complaints about its actions, processes, or procedures); and

(b)

make its procedures publicly available, in the manner it considers appropriate.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper (SOP) amends the End of Life Choice Bill. It would provide authority for the SCENZ Group to set its own procedures.

In the absence of such a provision, it is unclear what set of procedural rules might apply to this statutory body.

This SOP would allow the SCENZ Group to set its own procedures and would require it to publicise these procedures, so that affected persons (or potentially affected persons) within the system have a measure of comfort regarding the way in which the body will be operating.