What agencies will monitor this decision-making process?

Tue, 01 Sep, 2015

The Director General of Health will establish a Registrar to whom doctors must report. At each decision-making step, a prescribed form describing the actions taken and decisions made, must be sent to The Registrar. A register of all of the forms will be held by the Registrar, and the Registrar must report to the Minister each year on actions taken under the Act. A Review Committee will consider each case of assisted dying reported to the Registrar, and recommend actions in any case where the Committee is not satisfied.  In addition, the Director General of Health will appoint a Support and Consultation for End of Life in New Zealand (SCENZ) Group which will create a list of medical practitioners, specialists in mental health, nurses, and pharmacists willing to participate in assisted dying.

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