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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 McCOLL OF DULWICH

Page 2, line 1, at end insert "expressed as a range (such as one to two months)"
Page 2, line 5, at end insert "excluding mental illness, mental incapacity and stable physical disability"
 

Clause 2

 

THE LORD McCOLL OF DULWICH

Page 3, line 1, at end insert "expressed as a range (such as one to two months)"
Page 3, line 5, leave out "a consulting physician" and add "two consulting physicians, one of whom must be a palliative care consultant physician and the other a psychiatrist"
Page 3, line 6, leave out "physician" and insert "physicians"
Page 3, line 8, leave out "himself" and insert "themselves"
Page 3, line 10, leave out "himself" and insert "themselves"
Page 3, line 15, leave out "himself" and insert "themselves"
 

Clause 3

 

THE LORD McCOLL OF DULWICH

Page 3, line 32, at end insert "nor receive any benefit from his relatives"
 

Clause 5

 

THE LORD McCOLL OF DULWICH

Page 4, line 11, after "file" insert "and a copy sent to the Monitoring Commission at the Department of Health in London"
 

Clause 7

 

THE LORD McCOLL OF DULWICH

 The Lord McColl of Dulwich gives notice of his intention to oppose the Question that Clause 7 stand part of the Bill.
 

Clause 9

 

THE LORD McCOLL OF DULWICH

Page 5, line 5, leave out subsection (3)
Page 5, line 12, at end insert "even if he has no ground for believing that he will benefit financially or in any other way as a result of the death of that patient, any physician, psychiatrist or member of a medical care team who has taken any part whatsoever in assisting a qualifying patient to die, or who has given an opinion in respect of such a patient or anyone who has acted as a witness, is precluded from benefiting financially or in any other way from the patient's estate or from any of the patient's relatives"
 

Clause 10

 

THE LORD McCOLL OF DULWICH

Page 5, line 24, at end insert—
"(   )  Any person or organisation who criticises, harasses or in any way distresses any patient for not participating in any diagnosis, treatment or other action authorised by this Act by reason of a conscientious objection, shall be guilty of an offence punishable by a maximum of five years' imprisonment."
 

Clause 12

 

THE LORD McCOLL OF DULWICH

Page 5, line 36, at end insert "or not met"
Page 6, line 2, leave out "for the country or region concerned"
Page 6, line 4, at end insert—
"(   )  Any attending or consulting physician who is not satisfied that the qualifying conditions required under sections 2 to 4 have been met, shall ensure that this is recorded in the patient's medical records and that the information is sent to the Monitoring Commission in London."
Page 6, line 4, at end insert—
"(   )  If a patient revokes a consent, the attending and consulting physicians must ensure that this is recorded in the patient's medical notes and the information sent to the Monitoring Commission in London."
Page 6, line 4, at end insert "and whether or not such assistance was given"
 

Clause 13

 

THE LORD McCOLL OF DULWICH

Page 6, line 26, at end insert "for the whole of England, Scotland and Wales"
 

Clause 14

 

THE LORD McCOLL OF DULWICH

 The Lord McColl of Dulwich gives notice of his intention to oppose the Question that Clause 14 stand part of the Bill.
 

In the Title

 

THE LORD McCOLL OF DULWICH

Line 3, leave out "and to make provision for a person suffering from such a condition to receive pain relief medication"

 
 
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26 June 2003