(1) Within 7 days after receiving a first request
from a person, the registered medical practitioner to whom the request was made must inform the person that the practitioner—
(a) accepts the first request; or
(b) refuses the first request because the practitioner—
(i) has a conscientious objection to voluntary assisted dying; or
that the practitioner will
not be able to perform the duties of co-ordinating medical practitioner due to unavailability; or
(iii) is required under subsection (2) to refuse the first request.
(2) The registered medical practitioner must not accept the first request unless the practitioner—
(a) holds a fellowship with a specialist medical college; or
(b) is a vocationally registered general practitioner.