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Medical Assistance in Dying – New guidance document for nurses

On, June 17, 2016, Bill C-14 received royal assent, making it possible for eligible people to receive medical assistance in dying in Canada. The law establishes safeguards for clients and offers protection to health professionals who provide medical assistance in dying, along with people who assist in the process in accordance with the law.

To help Ontario nurses understand their accountabilities, the College has released a new Guidance on Nurses’ Roles in Medical Assistance in Dying.

The College will continue to monitor any changes that impact this guidance and modify this information as required.

Page last reviewed June 23, 2016