The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care will be hosting a webinar on Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 10:00am to 11:00am to provide an update on the implementation of medical assistance in dying (MAID) in Ontario along with an update on Ontario’s implementation approach to the upcoming federal reporting regime.
Final regulations establishing the federal MAID monitoring regime were published in Canada Gazette II on August 8, 2018 and are set to come into force on November 1, 2018. The regulations can be found at the following web link: Monitoring of Medical Assistance in Dying — Regulations Criminal Code.
The planned federal monitoring regime is broader than Ontario’s current oversight system, in that it will capture not only deaths from MAID, but also any written requests for MAID even if a MAID death does not occur (e.g., if the patient dies beforehand, if they were deemed ineligible, if they change their mind, etc.). The new monitoring regime will create additional reporting obligations for clinicians. Ontario has developed a unique hybrid reporting approach to ensure alignment between Ontario’s current oversight system and to minimize reporting burden placed on clinicians.
In the interest of keeping everyone informed about the upcoming monitoring regime, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, along with the Office of the Chief Coroner and Health Canada, will be hosting the webinar session. The webinar will also include a period for Qs&As.
To access the webinar, please dial in via teleconference and use the following webinar link:
Local Dial-in Number: 416-212-8013
Toll-free Number: 1-866-633-1033
Conference ID: 4272867 followed by #
Webinar Ali Link: https://ali.health.gov.on.ca/r74zuh0w9ku/