End of Life Choice Act 2019

  • latest version but not yet in force
  • Corrections have been made to section 35(b) on 21 July 2020 under section 25(1)(j)(iii) of the Legislation Act 2012.
13 First opinion to be given by attending medical practitioner

(1)

This section applies after the attending medical practitioner complies with section 12(5)(c).

(2)

The attending medical practitioner must reach the opinion that—

(a)

the person requesting the option of receiving assisted dying is a person who is eligible for assisted dying; or

(b)

the person requesting the option of receiving assisted dying is not a person who is eligible for assisted dying; or

(c)

the person requesting the option of receiving assisted dying would be a person who is eligible for assisted dying if it were established under section 15 that the person was competent to make an informed decision about assisted dying.

(3)

The attending medical practitioner must—

(a)

complete an approved form recording their opinion; and

(b)

send the completed form to the Registrar.