On February 6, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada struck down the ban on medical assistance in dying (MAID) for patients meeting specific eligibility requirements. The Court held that the ban deprived people suffering from grievous and irremediable medical conditions of the right to life, liberty and security of the person. On June 17, 2016, the Federal Parliament of Canada passed Bill C-14, establishing the legislation to regulate the practice of MAID.
If you have questions about MAID at UHN, please talk to your care team.
MAID is provided at UHN. To ensure patient safety and support our staff members, we have developed this section to help teach you what you need to know about MAID.
Our videos teach you how to respond to a number of sensitive situations you may face during the MAID process.