New federal regulations will enforce new reporting obligations for physicians in Ontario. It will capture not only deaths from MAID, but also written requests for MAID, even if a MAID death does not occur. Ontario has developed a hybrid approach to the federal reporting regime, the charts below provides an overview on Ontario’s hybrid approach1:
1 MOHLTC, Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario & Health Canada “MAID – Program update & Ontario’s approach to the federal monitoring regime. Oct 2018. Under the new reporting requirements in Ontario, physicians will report to Health Canada via the Canadian MAID Data Collection Portal under the following scenarios2:
The CPSO policy on Medical Assistance in Dying articulates the obligations for physicians with respect to MAID. The policy can be found here: https://www.cpso.on.ca/Policies-Publications/Policy/Medical-Assistance-in-DyingThe policy is being updated to reflect the new federal regulations.
Backgrounder: Regulations for Monitoring MAID
Reporting requirements for medical assistance in dying
Mandatory Federal Reporting – FAQ
Office of the Chief Coroner MAID Update
Information for Patients
Clinician Aid A – Patient Request for MAID
Clinician Aid B – (Primary) “Medical Practitioner” MAID
Clinician Aid C – (Secondary) “Medical Practitioner” MAID
MAID resource to support clinicians with the provision of MAID
*Will be amended to reflect new reporting requirements effective Nov 1st, 2018
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