Supplementary Order Paper No 396

No 396

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

End of Life Choice Bill

Proposed amendment

Hon Tim Macindoe, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 1

In clause 1, replace “End of Life Choice Act 2017 (page 2, line 3) with “Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Act 2019.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the End of Life Choice Bill to provide a new name for the Bill that more accurately reflects the practices that the legal provisions would establish. This will more effectively allow the public to understand what practices are made legal by the passing of the Bill. The Bill allows both euthanasia (an act where a doctor causes the death of a person by administering a lethal dose of medication) and assisted suicide (an act where a medical professional provides a prescription to a person whereby they may procure and take the lethal dose of drugs themselves with the purpose of ending their own life).