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Application for self-administration permit

    (1)     Subject to subsection (3), the co-ordinating medical practitioner for a person may apply to the Secretary for a self-administration permit in respect of the person if the person is physically able to self-administer and digest the poison or controlled substance or the drug of dependence proposed to be specified in the permit for the purpose of causing the person's death.

    (2)     An application for a self-administration permit must—

        (a)     be in the prescribed form; and

        (b)     identify the person in respect of whom the permit is sought; and

        (c)     specify the poison or controlled substance or the drug of dependence the applicant seeks to prescribe or supply in a sufficient dose to the person, for the purpose of self-administration to cause the person's death; and

        (d)     specify the contact person in respect of the person; and

        (e)     be accompanied by a copy of the completed final review form and all forms referred to in section 41(1)(a); and

        (f)     be accompanied by a statement that the applicant is satisfied of the matters specified in subsection (3).

    (3)     The co-ordinating medical practitioner must not apply for a self-administration permit unless the co-ordinating medical practitioner is satisfied that—

        (a)     the person has decision-making capacity in relation to voluntary assisted dying; and

        (b)     the person's request for access to voluntary assisted dying is enduring.

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