Government of Canada consultation on medical assistance in dying (MAID) eligibility criteria and request process

Date: 
14 January, 2020
Credit: 
Speech-Language & Audiology Canada
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The Government of Canada is planning to undertake a full review of its MAID legislation this summer. As well, the Government of Canada is moving quickly to prepare a response to the recent Quebec court ruling that indicated it is unconstitutional to limit access to MAID to people nearing the end of life. Updating Canada’s MAID law will expand eligibility for MAID beyond people who are nearing the end of life, and could possibly result in other changes once the review is complete.

 

The Government of Canada is now offering Canadians the opportunity to share their views on this deeply personal and very important issue. The consultation closes on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (PST).

 

Please see here for more information.