Supplementary Order Paper No 332

No 332

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

End of Life Choice Bill

Proposed amendment

Melissa Lee, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 19

After clause 19(3) (page 14, after line 9), insert:


No person may be appointed as a member, or remain as a member, of the SCENZ Group if they have 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. It proposes that being the subject of a written complaint should disqualify a person from appointment to the SCENZ Group.

Given the overarching importance of the role accorded to this body, it cannot afford to be tainted by a lack of credibility in relation to the conduct of particular members.