Voluntary Euthanasia and the Common Law

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Appendix

Northern Territory of Australia
Rights of the Terminally Ill Act 1995
(As amended by the Rights of the Terminally Ill Amendment Act 1996)
TABLE OF PROVISIONS
PART 1 -- PRELIMINARY
1. Short title
2. Commencement
3. Interpretation
PART 2 -- REQUEST FOR AND GIVING OF ASSISTANCE
4. Request for assistance to voluntarily terminate life
5. Response of medical practitioner
6. Response of medical practitioner, &c., not to be influenced by extraneous considerations
7. Conditions under which medical practitioner may assist
8. Palliative care
9. Patient who is unable to sign certificate of request
10. Right to rescind request
11. Improper conduct
PART 3 -- RECORDS AND REPORTING OF DEATH
12. Medical records to be kept
13. Certification as to death
14. Medical record to be sent to Coroner
15. Coroner may report on operation of Act
PART 4 -- MISCELLANEOUS
16. Construction of Act
17. Certificate of request is evidence
18. Effect on construction of wills, contracts and statutes
19. Insurance or annuity policies

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Acknowledgements xiv
  • Contents xv
  • Table of Cases xxi
  • Introduction 01
  • 1 - Euthanasia Under the Criminal Law 12
  • 2 - Suicide and Assisted Suicide 56
  • 3 - The Position in Practice: Doctors' Practices and the Law Applied 127
  • 4 - The Euthanasia Debate 187
  • 5 - The Changing Climate for Reform 257
  • 6 - Moves Towards Reform 333
  • 7 - The Netherlands 391
  • 8 - Options for Reform 456
  • Conclusion 494
  • Appendix 503
  • Select Bibliography 520
  • Index 553
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