Supplementary Order Paper No 348

No 348

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

End of Life Choice Bill

Proposed amendment

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

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

(3)

Subject to this Act, the Review Committee 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 Review Committee 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 allows the Review Committee 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.