There’s going to be a debate about euthanasia this election.
The Health Select Committee hasn’t released its report into the issue.
However, the bill has been pulled from the ballot as a Private Members Bill, from Act. Here’s the text.
In the text, no doctor is forced to do it.
There’s plenty of written consents throughout the process, with two doctors.
Complaints about doctors using this system will get reported to Parliament once a year.
The Act has to be reviewed every 5 years.
One thing to watch. If the forms are filled out in any way improperly, the punishment as drafted is a term of imprisonment not exceeding three months and a fine not exceeding $10,000
Also, there’s no discussion about coercion or costs as a driver, so hopefully the Select Committee report covers that.