Forward Regulatory Plan 2022-2024: Regulations Amending the Regulations for the Monitoring of Medical Assistance in Dying (Revisions to Reporting Requirements)

Title of Regulatory Initiative

Regulations Amending the Regulations for the Monitoring of Medical Assistance in Dying (Revisions to Reporting Requirements)

Enabling Act

An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying)

An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying) (received Royal assent in March 2021)

Description

Proposed amendments to the Regulations Amending the Regulations for the Monitoring of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) would reflect amendments to the Criminal Code arising from An Act to amend the Criminal code (medical assistance in dying).

The proposed amendments would align the reporting requirements with the new legislative requirements including changes in eligibility for MAID; new or revised safeguards; collection of data with respect to race, Indigenous Identity and disability; and broadening reporting requirements to include all requests for MAID.

Regulatory cooperation efforts (domestic and international)

This initiative is not part of a formal regulatory cooperation work plan.

Potential impacts on Canadians, including businesses

These proposed amendments would clarify reporting requirements for health care professionals involved with the assessment and provision of MAID, following recent legislated amendments.

Consultations

Canadians will have an opportunity to provide comments on the regulatory proposal during the Canada Gazette, Part I, public comment period, which is expected to take place in spring 2022 and last 30 days.

Further information

Related information can be found on the Health Canada’s MAID webpage and the Department of Justice Proposed Legislation webpage.

Additional information can be requested from the departmental contact.

Departmental contact information

Sharon Harper
Director General
Health Care Programs and Policy Directorate
Strategic Policy Branch
Health Canada

Telephone: 613-219-4286
Email: eolc-sfv@hc-sc.gc.ca

Date the regulatory initiative was first included in the Forward Regulatory

February 2021

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