Guidance for reporting on medical assistance in dying - Summary

From Health Canada


As of November 1, 2018, the Regulations for the Monitoring of Medical Assistance in Dying (the Regulations) require physicians, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists to provide information related to requests for, and the provision of, medical assistance in dying (MAID).

Important notice

This document is not part of the Criminal Code or the Regulations for the Monitoring of Medical Assistance in Dying. This document is an administrative document that is intended to facilitate reporting and is not intended to provide legal advice regarding the interpretation of the Code or Regulations. In the event of any inconsistency or conflict between the Code or the Regulations and this document, the Code or the Regulations take precedence. If a regulated party has questions about their legal obligations or responsibilities under the Code or the Regulations, they should seek the advice of legal counsel.

Who this guide is for

This guidance information is intended to support physicians, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists in fulfilling their responsibilities under the Regulations.

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Details and history

Published: October 26, 2018

Updated: February 15, 2019

Consulted: Not applicable

Part of topic(s): Guidance on Reporting for Medical Assistance in Dying, Medical Assistance in Dying

For assistance

For questions about the Regulations and this Guidance information

Contact us by mail:
End-of-life Care Unit
Strategic Policy Branch
Health Canada
200 Eglantine Driveway, 1904-D, Room 411A
Tunney’s Pasture
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0K9

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Officials are available Monday to Friday (except holidays) from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

Toll Free (Canada and United States): 1-833-219-5528

For technical assistance with the Canadian MAID Data Collection Portal

Contact us by mail:
Statistics Canada
Electronic Collection Services
Central Reception | SC-0505
150 Tunney's Pasture Driveway
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0T6

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Agents are available Monday to Friday (except holidays) from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Toll-free (Canada and United States): 1-877-949-9492
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TTY (Toll-free): 1-855-382-7745

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