Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)

On June 17, 2016, the federal government enacted legislation regulating the provision of medical assistance in dying (MAiD). MAiD refers to the process where, at the client’s request, an NP or physician has the ability to prescribe and administer a medication to the client causing their death or prescribes or provides a medication to the client so that the client may self-administer the medication and in so doing cause their own death. Our practice support tools are available to help nurses understand their professional accountabilities with respect to aiding in the provision of MAiD.