Supplementary Order Paper No 381

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends Supplementary Order Paper No 259 amending the End of Life Choice Bill by allowing disabled and other vulnerable New Zealanders an explicit choice to receive health services only from doctors and nurses who do not engage in assisted dying. This choice will be meaningful for Kiwis who might otherwise fear diagnosis and prognosis from “providers” (to use the language of the Code of Patient Rights) whose practice includes ending the lives of patients.