Changes to Federal Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)

The federal government announced that it will make changes to Canada’s law on Medical Assistance In Dying (MAID).

As noted by Inclusion BC, Medical Assistance In Dying needs robust safeguards that will help protect the lives of people with disabilities and other vulnerable populations.

The Department of Justice is now conducting a public consultation process. Our community needs to participate in this survey so that the government will consider adding essential safeguards to the law — safeguards which are essential to prevent errors or abuse that could ultimately lead to the unfair loss of life for people with disabilities, mental health issues, or age-related illnesses.

You can participate in the Canadian Government consultations by filling out the online questionnaire about MAID for the Department of Justice.

Please complete the federal governments' questionnaire by clicking here.

The deadline for submitting responses is January 27th, 2020.