Moving Forward on Medical Assistance in Dying Across Canada (Recording) 

Nov. 23, 2016


Moving Forward on Medical Assistance in Dying Across Canada
Jointly presented by the CBA National Health Law and Elder Law Sections. 

With the recent proclamation of Bill C-14, it is no longer a criminal offence for physicians or nurse practitioners to provide medical assistance in dying (MAID) to patients who meet the criteria.  The provinces and professional colleges are now grappling with regulating how, where and when MAID is provided.

This program will examine the laws governing MAID, the implementation of MAID across the country, as well as the legal and implementation challenges that lie ahead for MAID. Our speakers have a diverse range of experience in law, ethics, regulation of physicians and implementation of MAID in Canada. 

Topics covered in this webinar include: 

  • Overview of the MAID legal framework
  • Implementation of MAID across Canada, with examples from Quebec and Nova Scotia
  • Canadian physicians’ roles and responsibilities in MAID
  • Current legal challenges to MAID
  • Future implementation challenges for MAID 

Register today! 




Jocelyn Downie, SJD, FRSC, FCAHS, Fellow, Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, University Research Professor, Faculties of Law and Medicine, Dalhousie University, Member of the 2015 Provincial – Territorial Expert Advisory Group on Physician Assisted Dying

Pierre Deschamps, Lawyer Emeritus, McGill University Research Group on Health and Law

Louise Sweatman, Director, Legal Services, Canadian Medical Association 

Catherine Gaulton, Vice-President, Quality and System Performance & Chief Legal Officer, Nova Scotia Health Authority, Registered Nurse (Retired) 


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    CBA members: $125 
    Non-members: $250 
    Plus applicable taxes 

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