Supplementary Order Paper No 274

No 274

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

End of Life Choice Bill

Proposed amendment

Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 3

In clause 3, replace the definition of psychiatrist (page 4, lines 1 and 2), with:

psychiatrist means a medical practitioner—


whose scope of practice includes psychiatry; and


who has not been the subject of a written complaint to any relevant professional body (including, for the avoidance of doubt, the Health and Disability Commissioner) in relation to any thing done or failed to have been done in accordance with, or nominally in accordance with, this Act

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the End of Life Choice Bill to ensure that a psychiatrist executing authority provided under this legislation cannot be one who is questionable in relation to ethical or professional practices.