The health care provider reporting requirements for medical assistance in dying (MAiD) in BC are changing on November 1, 2018.
As part of this change, the provincial MAiD forms are to be submitted to the Ministry of Health, which becomes the designated recipient of reportable MAiD information from physicians, nurse practitioners and pharmacists.
The Ministry of Health has also established a Medical Assistance in Dying Oversight Unit to receive and process forms, as well as answer questions related to provincial reporting requirements.
Forms were previously sent to the BC Coroners Service, which acted as the interim body for reporting and monitoring MAiD deaths.
The Medical Assistance in Dying Oversight Unit can be contacted by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (778 698-7497).
Look for more information, as well as access to the new forms required, on the Ministry of Health website under Medical Assistance in Dying – Information for Health Care Providers.
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC website has the Practice Standard for Medical Assistance in Dying.
These resources are also listed on the BCCFP MAiD resource page.