The law in Canada has changed. Adults who are suffering intolerably from a serious medical condition, who have determined that no other service or care can address their suffering, and who meet other criteria set out in law, now have the option of requesting medical assistance in dying.
Review theMedical Assistance in Dying Fact Sheet for more information.
Talk to your doctor if you or a loved one is considering this option and wants to learn more. You can discuss your personal situation and find out if other services could address your concerns.
Visit the B.C. Ministry of Health's Medical Assistance in Dying webpage.
If you have questions, or you're a doctor seeking support in addressing a patient's request, please contact the VCH Care Coordination Service, Assisted Dying Program at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1 (844) 550-5556.