Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)

The Canadian federal government passed Bill C-14 on June 17, 2016, enabling physicians and nurse practitioners to legally provide medical assistance in dying to patients who are eligible, and in 2017 Ontario's Bill 84 amended six relevant provincial laws.

The OCFP has compiled the following list of tools, resources and other information to provide support in managing patient requests for medical assistance in dying. 

Federal Reporting Requirements - Nov. 1, 2018

Effective Nov. 1, 2018, the Government of Canada will implement new reporting requirements for physicians, nurse practitioners and pharmacists around medical assistance in dying (MAiD) requests. Under the new regulations any written requests for MAiD will require practitioners to report additional information - and include penalties for failing to provide this information. Full regulation changes and supporting documents are included below:

Clinical Tools and Resources

Regulatory College Policies and Guidance

Continuing Professional Development

Ethical Issues

Additional Resources

Patient Resources

Provincial and Federal Legislation and Reports


Last reviewed: February 2019