Supplementary Order Paper No 297

No 297

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

End of Life Choice Bill

Proposed amendment

Simeon Brown, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 10

In clause 10(3), after paragraph (a) (page 7, after line 31), insert:


certify that their decision is not as a result of influence, or in any way influenced, by—


the patient; or


the patient’s whānau or significant others; or


professional colleagues; and

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends clause 10 of the End of Life Choice Bill. It would ensure that, before a medical practitioner administers or advances the administration of any lethal chemicals or other materials that would cause death in a patient, the medical practitioner certifies that their decision is not being influenced in any way by the patient, family, friends, or other parties that could have an ulterior motive to do so.