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End of Life Choice Bill — In Committee — Part 2 — Documentation required

21 August, 2019


This Supplementary Order Paper amends Supplementary Order Paper No 259 amending the End of Life Choice Bill to amend clause 8 to require that documentation be provided in support of an attending medical practitioner’s decision that the procedural requirements of clause 8 have been met. This is an important safeguard to ensure a measure of accountability, given that the decision may have been based on documentary evidence, such as written records by other health professionals about interactions of the person with family members prior to the involvement of the attending medical practitioner.

The question was put that the amendment set out on Supplementary Order Paper 315 in the name of the Hon Maggie Barry to the proposed amendments set out on Supplementary Order Paper 259 in the name of David Seymour to Part 2 be agreed to.

Mover of amendment

Photo of Maggie Barry
Maggie Barry
National Party, North Shore

Votes Not passed by a large majority

Amendment to the amendments not agreed to.

Personal Vote

This was a personal vote (or conscience vote) which meant MPs could decide how to vote on their own, rather than having to follow the party position. Learn more on the official Parliament website.

49 Voted For

71 Voted Against

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