The Federal government is proposing changes to the Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) Legislation through Bill C-7. The Bill is currently being reviewed at the Senate.
For more details access the following links Quick Facts ,Parliament of Canada’s website for an update on Bill C-7 and the Government of Canada’s Department of Justice website.
For additional information and inquiries, CNO can be contacted directly at 1-800-387-5526 ext. 6397
Please see the links to the following CNO resources:
- Government of Ontario English
- Government of Ontario French
- Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
- Centre for Effective Practice
- Bill 84 Proposed Provincial Legislation (Royal Assent May 10, 2017)
The new legislation enhances legal protection for health care providers, patients and organizations in addition to clarifying the coroner role.
- Care Coordination Service
The MOHLTC established a care coordination service on May 31, 2017. In addition to accessing information about MAiD, patients and clinicians can access information/supports for other end-of-life options, such as hospice and palliative care. The care coordination service can also assist patient and care providers with a connection to a MD or NP that can provide MAiD.