Supplementary Order Paper No 276

No 276

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

End of Life Choice Bill

Proposed amendment

Chris Penk, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 4

In clause 4(c)(i) (page 4, lines 23 to 24), after “that is likely”, insert “, on the balance of probabilities,”.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the End of Life Choice Bill to clarify that the burden of proof for determining eligibility, under the “terminal illness” criterion, is the balance of probabilities, being a common standard employed in civil litigation.