End of Life Choice Act 2019

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22 Destruction of prescription if no longer required

(1)

Subsection (2) applies if—

(a)

an attending medical practitioner, or an attending nurse practitioner, holds a prescription written under section 19(3)(a); and

(b)

the medication is no longer required.

(2)

The attending medical practitioner, or the attending nurse practitioner, must—

(a)

immediately destroy the prescription; and

(b)

complete an approved form recording the action taken to comply with paragraph (a); and

(c)

send the completed form to the Registrar.