Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada

The Canadian Nurses Association document National Nursing Framework on Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada, 2017 provides a clear description of authority and responsibilities for NPs and RNs who may be considering whether to participate or to decline in the provision of MAID services on PEI. CRNPEI members must also adhere to employer policies and procedures before participating in MAID.

This is the publication of the Final Regulations for Monitoring Medical Assistance in Dying

Updated July 7, 2017

On June 17, 2016, the federal government’s Bill C-14 An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying) (“Bill C-14”) received royal assent and became law in Canada. Bill C-14 sets out the circumstances when medical assistance in dying will not be considered a criminal offence. What does Bill C-14 mean for nurses in Canada?