Why is there is no requirement that the other doctor must agree to or support the proposed treatment. The doctors may disagree.

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The views must be recorded in the patients’ notes – no doctor who receives only negative responses will be safe in relying on the Bill.

To intentionally use known, supportive doctors and to exclude intentionally dissenting experts would be unreasonable and would expose the doctor to a claim of negligence.

No doctor who receives only negative responses will be safe in relying on the Bill.

However, the Bill does not allow one, single, dissenting doctor to effectively veto a novel treatment for which there is otherwise a clear consensus among other experts.

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