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Acts Amendment (Consent to Medical Treatment) Bill 2006

Bill No. 149
Long Title The Short Title of the Bill was amended from Acts Amendment (Advance Health Care Planning) Bill 2006 to Acts Amendment (Consent to Medical Treatment) Bill 2006. This Bill realises the State Government's commitment to reform the law relating to medical treatment for the dying. While the Government does not support euthanasia, terminally ill people deserve the right to die with dignity and have their wishes about medical treatment respected. This Bill is necessary to give people certainty when dealing with end of life issues, enabling terminally ill people to govern their medical treatment and protecting medical professionals who adhere to their wishes.
Status Assented to
Royal Assent given 19 Jun 2008 as Act No. 25 of 2008. This Act comes into operation on a day fixed by Proclamation (see Assent and Commencement information for Acts)
Current Bill
Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
Amendments adopted 11/29/2006  
Third Reading 11/29/2006  

Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 12/06/2006  
First Reading 12/06/2006  
Second Reading 12/06/2006  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 09/05/2007  
Committee of the whole 11/15/2007  
Amendments adopted 05/29/2008  
Third Reading 06/03/2008  

Messages Between Houses DateNote No.
Message sent to the Legislative Assembly with amendments for concurrence.  06/03/2008  
Consideration of Legislative Council Message   06/12/2008  

Other Procedures DateNote No.Related Links
Referred to Standing Committee on Legislation  09/05/2007  
Legislative Council Committee of the Whole - Committee Report Tabled  10/25/2007 1 
Amendments agreed to by Legislative Assembly  06/12/2008  

1. Standing Committee on Legislation Report No. 10 tabled 25 October 2007 (TP 3441).