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Dáil Éireann debate -
Thursday, 12 Jan 2012

Vol. 751 No. 2

Advance Healthcare Decisions Bill 2012: First Stage

I move:

That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to provide for the making of medical treatment decisions in advance by competent persons with the intention of those decisions subsequently providing for the withholding of care at a time when the person loses competence to make treatment decisions; to amend the Powers of Attorney Act 1996 to allow for attorneys under that act to take healthcare treatment decisions; and to provide for connected matters.

Is the Bill opposed?

Question put and agreed to.

As this is a Private Members' Bill, Second Stage must, under Standing Orders, be taken in Private Members' time.

I move: "That the Bill be taken in Private Members' time."

Question put and agreed to.