Safeguards in medical assistance in dying

Safeguards in Medical Assistance in Dying

October 9, 2020

With court challenges already in place on Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying laws, the Canadian Government has drafted and reintroduced new legislation (Bill C-7) that makes having a disability reason enough to request to die.

Inclusion Alberta calls upon families to urge their Member of Parliament to ensure that current legislation is rewritten to maintain and strengthen end-of life requirements and safeguards for vulnerable persons.

Removing vulnerable persons safeguards and end-of-life requirement would allow people with disabilities who are not nearing death to access Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) because of their disability.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Medical Assistance in Dying and what you can do to help protect vulnerable Canadians, including those with intellectual disabilities.