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CHPCA-CSPCP joint submission to Special Joint parliamentary committee on expanding MAiD

Submitted to the Special Joint Committee on Medical Assistance in Dying on May 24, 2022 By Laurel Gillespie, CEO of Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association and Leah Salvage, Executive Director, Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians Introduction Palliative care provides medical assistance in living every day to patients and their families, to help them live […]

Position Statement on Hospice Palliative Care and Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)

In June 2016, the Federal Government enacted Bill C-14 legalizing assisted death under certain circumstances and adopted the term ‘medical assistance in dying’. As implemented in Bill C-14 (2018) medical assistance in dying includes both euthanasia (“the administering by a physician or nurse practitioner of a substance to a person, at their request, that causes […]