Are you up to Standard? Medical Assistance in Dying

Collette D. Are You Up to Standard?, Messenger, Standards

MAID is now legally available in Canada. The College’s Council of practising physicians and public members has approved a new standard of practice for Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) and amendments to the Informed Consent and Conscientious Objection standards. These standards reflect feedback from a wide range of stakeholders, including Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services, regulated members and the public. …

Trevor’s Take On: Protecting Complaints Witnesses

Collette D. Messenger, Trevor's Take On

As I write this, June 6, the day the Criminal Code prohibitions on medical assistance in dying expire, has passed with no federal legislation in place. Considering recent events in Parliament and the resistance of the Senate to C-14 (passed by the House of Commons), this outcome is not surprising. While I anticipate C-14 to be passed some time, physicians …