Medical Assistance in Dying

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We appreciate that medical assistance in dying is a deeply personal matter for many people. It is a complex issue that has implications for patients and families, health care providers, and health policy and programs.

Medical assistance in dying is available in Canada after June 6, 2016, as one option in end of life care, to individuals who meet certain criteria.

Federal legislation with respect to medical aid in dying has been passed. There is also a policy from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan. The RQHR's processes for providing access to this service are consistent with the legislation and policy. For more information please visit the Government of Saskatchewan's website.

Government of Saskatchewan - Medical Assistance in Dying

Assistance is available in RQHR, to those who meet the criteria, through a pooled referral process. Patients, family members or care providers with specific requests can phone 306-766-4551 or email MedicalAidInDyingRQHR@rqhealth.ca

In order to protect the confidentiality of our patients and providers, RQHR will not be providing any information about any individual patients, families or physicians involved in medical assistance in dying cases unless they have expressly requested that the region do so and provided appropriate signed consents.

 

 

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