Supplementary Order Paper No 320

New clause 18C

After clause 18B (page 17), insert:

18C Register of cases of elder abuse in relation to assisted dying

(1)

The Minister of Justice must establish a Register of Cases of Elder Abuse in Relation to Assisted Dying (the Register), which is to be administered by the Ministry of Justice.

(2)

The Register is a record of all cases where—

(a)

a request has been made under section 8; and

(b)

the attending medical practitioner or independent medical practitioner has found the individual requesting assisted dying to be a victim of coercion or other form of elder abuse.

(3)

The Register is to be established and maintained by a Registrar, and must record the following:

(a)

the details of any individual who—

(i)

requested assisted dying; and

(ii)

has been found by the attending medical practitioner or independent medical practitioner to be a victim of coercion or other form of elder abuse; and

(b)

the location in which the request made under section 8 occurred; and

(c)

the ethnicity, sex, and age of the individual who requested assisted dying; and

(d)

if it occurred, the location of their death, where that death was as a result of assisted dying under section 16.