Supplementary Order Paper No 354

No 354

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

End of Life Choice Bill

Proposed amendment

Hon Maggie Barry, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 21

Replace clause 21(5)(c) (page 15, line 23) with:

(c)

the number and nature of complaints received about alleged breaches of this Act:

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the End of Life Choice Bill by ensuring that the reporting requirement does not apply only to complaints that resulted in a “breach” finding.

The number of complaints that did not result in the Registrar determining that a breach occurred is at least as significant a detail, to the extent that it may reflect public understanding (or otherwise) of the regime and also the Registrar’s decision making patterns.