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Amendments to the Patient (Assisted Dying) Bill [HL]

Patient (Assisted Dying) Bill [HL]


AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN COMMITTEE


 

Clause 1

 

THE LORD JOFFE

Page 1, line 7, after "or" insert "in the event of the patient being physically unable to do this himself"
Page 1, line 22, at end insert ", and the consulting physician save in relation to (c) below,"
Page 2, leave out line 5
Page 2, leave out lines 21 and 22
Page 2, line 23, leave out from "means" to end of line 26 and insert "an illness which is inevitably progressive, the effects of which cannot be reversed by treatment (although treatment may be successful in relieving symptoms temporarily) and which will inevitably result in death within a few months at most"
Page 2, line 27, leave out from "means" to end of line 30 and insert "suffering by reason of pain or otherwise which the patient cannot tolerate which results from a terminal illness; and "suffering unbearably" shall be construed accordingly"
Page 2, line 34, leave out from "days" to end of line 35 and insert "provided that the period between the date on which the patient has first informed the attending physician that he wishes to be helped to die in accordance with section 2(2)(a) and the date on which he is helped to die shall not be less than 14 days in all"
 

Clause 2

 

THE LORD JOFFE

Page 2, line 45, leave out from "has" to end of line and insert "a terminal illness"
Page 2, leave out line 47 and insert "terminal illness"
Page 3, line 9, after "confirmed" insert "to the patient"
Page 3, line 11, leave out from "the" to end of line and insert "terminal illness"
 

Clause 3

 

THE LORD JOFFE

Page 3, line 26, leave out "full force and effect"
 

Clause 14

 

THE LORD JOFFE

Page 6, line 28, leave out "an irremediable condition" and insert "a terminal illness or a serious incurable and progressive physical illness"
 

Schedule 1

 

THE LORD JOFFE

Page 8, line 10, leave out "an irremediable condition" and insert "a terminal illness"
Page 8, line 30, leave out "full force and"
Page 9, line 13, leave out "full force and"
Page 9, line 16, after "psychiatrist" insert "or any other member of the medical care team"
 

In the Title

 

THE LORD JOFFE

Line 2, leave out "or a serious and progressive physical"
Line 4, leave out "such a condition" and insert "a terminal illness or a serious incurable and progressive physical illness"

 
 
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24 June 2003