ASSEMBLY, No. 1504
with Assembly Floor Amendments
(Proposed by Assemblyman BURZICHELLI)
ADOPTED: JANUARY 31, 2019
These Assembly floor amendments add a provision requiring patients to designate a person who will be responsible for the lawful disposal of unused medical aid-in-dying medication.
The floor amendments revise the requirement that the dispensing record for medical aid in dying medication be transmitted to the Division of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Law and Public Safety to: (1) require that the record instead be transmitted to the Department of Health, and (2) clarify that only physicians and pharmacists are authorized to dispense aid in dying medication under the bill.
The floor amendments revise the title of the bill to read the “Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act,” and update the synopsis and language references throughout the bill to reflect this change.
The floor amendments make a number of technical revisions to the bill, including updating punctuation and removing several redundant language provisions.