Marlowe's Shade

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

New Zealand Cracks Down on Nitschke

From Australian Broadcasting Company

Darwin-based voluntary euthanasia campaigner Philip Nitschke has been referred to the New Zealand Ministry of Health for allegedly holding euthanasia workshops without being registered.

The Medical Council of New Zealand made the referral after Dr Nitschke held three workshops in January based on the book Killing Me Softly.

The council alleges Dr Nitschke held the workshops within council guidelines for practicing medicine and therefore should have been registered as a New Zealand doctor.

The council says Dr Nitschke has known of the council requirements since 2001.

Dr Nitschke says he was not practicing medicine and is disappointed with the council's decision.

According to a later report, Nitschke may face charges.
papijoe 2:11 PM