Amendments proposed to the Medical Treatment (prevention of Euthanasia) Bill, As Amended - continued House of Commons

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Mr Frank Doran
Mr David Rendel
Mr Joe Ashton

34

Page     1,     line     8     [Clause     1],     at end insert—

    '(2) In determining the purpose of actions under this section, regard shall be had to the medical condition of the patient, any prognosis of the likely quality of life of the patient, any prior expressed wishes or instructions by the patient and the views of any relatives or representatives of the patient.'.

   

Mr Piara S. Khabra
Mr David Rendel

13

Page     1,     line     9     [Clause     2],     at end insert '"capacity" means the ability for self determination regarding future medical treatment and its implications;'.

   

Mr Piara S. Khabra
Mr David Rendel

14

Page     1,     line     9     [Clause     2],     at end insert '"person responsible for the care of a patient" means any—

      (a) medical practitioner responsible for the care or treatment of a patient;

      (b) nurse or other regulated professional who may be held accountable for any care or treatment of the patient;

      (c) parent, sibling or any other person in whose household the patient is residing or last resided before admission to hospital, nursing home, care home;

      (d) Director of Social Services for the administrative area where the patient is residing in a residential care home, or last resided before admission to hospital or nursing home;

      (e) chief executive of the health trust where the patient is admitted to hospital;

      (f) chief operating officer where the patient is residing in a nursing home.'.

   

Dr Peter Brand
Mr David Rendel

16

Page     1,     line     9     [Clause     2],     at end insert ' "basic care" means care necessary to keep the person comfortable, to maintain bodily cleanliness and to alleviate severe pain, and the provision of direct oral nutrition and hydration;'.

   

Dr Howard Stoate

35

Page     1,     line     10     [Clause     2],     after second 'treatment', insert 'other than a major surgical procedure'.

   

Mr Piara S. Khabra

15

Page     1,     line     11     [Clause     2],     after 'drugs', insert 'which may as an unintentional side effect shorten life'.

   

Dr Howard Stoate
Mr David Rendel

36

Page     1,     line     13     [Clause     2],     after 'function' insert 'save any treatment likely to cause severe pain or distress to the patient'.

   

Dr Howard Stoate

37

Page     1,     line     13     [Clause     2],     at end insert ' "major surgical procedure" means any surgical procedure which would in ordinary circumstances require the patient to spend more than three nights in an acute hospital.'.

   

Mr John Healey
Mr David Rendel

38

Page     1,     line     14     [Clause     2],     leave out 'with a', and insert 'suffering from'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

40

Page     1,     line     14     [Clause     2],     leave out 'with a mental or physical illness or debility' and insert 'who is undergoing medical treatment or who is otherwise under the clinical care of a person set out in section 1'.

   

Mr John Healey

39

Page     1,     line     14     [Clause     2],     after 'second a', insert 'terminal'.

   

Dr Howard Stoate

42

Page     1,     line     15     [Clause     2],     leave out 'howsoever' and insert 'in circumstances in which the dignity of the patient is respected.'.

   

Mr Andrew Miller

41

Page     1,     line     15     [Clause     2],     at end insert '"clinical care'' or "direct responsibility'' means the persons who are responsible for decisions made relating to the care of the patient'.

   

Mr Frank Doran

43

Page     1,     line     15     [Clause     2],     at end insert "person responsible for the care of a patient" includes a responsible registered medical practitioner, student, nurse, auxiliary nurse, hospital manager or any other person responsible for or involved in providing care or treatment for a patient.'.

   

Mr Frank Doran
Mr David Rendel

44

Page     1,     line     15     [Clause     2],     at end insert '"person responsible for the care of a patient'' means a registered medical practitioner who has direct clinical control of a patient.'.

   

Mr Piara S. Khabra
Mr David Rendel

9

Page     1,     line     16     [Clause     3],     leave out '(Prevention of Euthanasia)'.

   

Mr Joe Ashton
Mr David Rendel

46

Page     1,     [Clause     3],     leave out lines 18 and 19 and insert—

    '(2) This Act will only come into force if approved under a referendum conducted under the provisions of the Political Parties and Referendum Act 2000.'.

   

Mr Iain Coleman

45

Page     1,     line     18     [Clause     3],     leave out 'one month' and insert 'year'.

   

Mr Piara S. Khabra
Mr David Rendel

10

Page     1,     line     18     [Clause     3],     leave out 'month' and insert 'year'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

47

Page     1,     line     19     [Clause     3],     at end insert 'provided that the Attorney General has certified that it complies with the Human Rights Act 1998.'.


   

Mr Andrew Miller
Mr David Rendel

17

Title,     line     2,     after 'sustenance', insert 'except in certain specified circumstances'.


 
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