This resource page is designed to help family physicians locate current professional resources and information on medical assistance in dying (MAiD).

British Columbia

College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (CPSBC)

Professional Standards and Guidelines: Medical Assistance in Dying & FAQs

(FAQ revised April 28, 2017)

College of Registered Nurses of BC (CRNBC)

Revised CRNBC Scope of Practice standard related to MAiD (June 23, 2016)

College of Pharmacists of BC

College updates bylaws to reflect federal legislation on MAID (July 29, 2016)

Government of BC 

Medical Assistance in Dying 



College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)

CFPC Resource Page with MAiD Links 

Member e-Panel Opinions on Physician-Assisted Dying

Provincial-Territorial Expert Advisory Group on Physician Assisted Dying Final Report (November, 2015)

Guide for Reflection on Ethical Issues Concerning Assisted Suicide and Voluntary Euthanasia (October, 2015)

Canadian Medical Association (CMA)

CMA education on end-of-life care and medical assistance in dying

Doctors left to define foreseeable death in new law (login required) Barbara Sibbald, CMAJ August 9, 2016 188:E243E244

Physicians would be wary of providing assistance in dying for mature minors, patients with sole diagnosis of mental illness (results of CMA survey. July 2016)

Principles-based Recommendations for a Canadian Approach to Assisted Dying (January 2016)

Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)

Medical Assistance in Dying and the Law – One Year Later (June, 2017)

Medical-Legal Handbook for Physicians in Canada

Canadian Association of MAiD Assessors and Providers (CAMAP)

CAMAP mission includes supporting MAiD assessors and providers in their work. 

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA)

Advance Care Planning Primary Care Toolkit

Government of Canada

Medical Assistance in Dying – Legislation (June 17, 2016)

This page contains information about medical assistance in dying, including the request process, who is eligible and who can provide the service. Also find out how the service is being carried out across Canada.

Health Canada End-of-life Care (June 20, 2016)

Bill C-14