At the 2020 General Election, the New Zealand public will be asked if they support the End of Life Choice Act 2019 coming into force. This is a significant decision with wide-reaching effects, and it is important voters are informed before making their choice.
While many people are aware of the referendum, not all will be familiar with the specifics involved in the Act, and what it could mean for people wanting to employ it should it come into force.
New Zealand Medical Association has developed a fact sheet, outlining some of the issues, ambiguity and confusion surrounding the Act, with important reference points from other countries where similar laws have recently come into place.
Key points covered in the fact sheet include:
This document is intended as a resource for both NZMA members and the public to inform on this important choice.
If you are unable to download the PDF - please email firstname.lastname@example.org