Supplementary Order Paper No 344

No 344

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 20

After clause 20(2) (page 14, after line 25), insert:

(3)

No person may be appointed as a member, or remain as a member, of the Review Committee if they have been the subject of a written complaint to any relevant professional body (including, for the avoidance of doubt, the Health and Disability Commissioner) in relation to any thing done or failed to have been done in accordance with, or nominally in accordance with, this Act.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the End of Life Choice Bill. It proposes that being the subject of a written complaint disqualify a person from appointment to the Review Committee.

Given the overarching importance of the role accorded to this body, it cannot afford to be tainted by a lack of credibility in relation to the conduct of particular members.