End of Life Choice Act 2019

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36 Restrictions on making public details of assisted dying deaths

(1)

This section applies in respect of a death that was, or appears to be, the result of assisted dying under this Act.

(2)

No person may make public in respect of any death to which this section applies—

(a)

the method by which the medication was administered to the deceased:

(b)

the place where the medication was administered to the deceased:

(c)

the name of the person who administered the medication to the deceased, or the name of that person’s employer.

(3)

A person who contravenes this section commits an offence and is liable on conviction—

(a)

to a fine not exceeding $20,000, in the case of a body corporate:

(b)

to a fine not exceeding $5,000, in any other case.

(4)

Nothing in this section applies in respect of court or tribunal proceedings or to reports or publications of those proceedings.

(5)

In this section, make public means publish by means of—

(a)

broadcasting (within the meaning of the Broadcasting Act 1989); or

(b)

a newspaper (within the meaning of the Defamation Act 1992); or

(c)

a book, journal, magazine, newsletter, or other similar document; or

(d)

an audio or a visual recording; or

(e)

an Internet site that is generally accessible to the public, or some other similar electronic means.