Medical Assistance in Dying

Medial Assistance in Dying (MAID) is now legal in Canada. In partnership with DDO Health Law, AdvantAge Ontario has developed a comprehensive toolkit with important information and guidance materials for Ontario long term care homes.

This 48-page toolkit, titled Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID): What You Need to Know Now and recently updated, provides critical and up-to-date information on MAID. Among other resources, it includes:

A review of the legal landscape
Internal policy checklist
A policy template adapted for long term care
Decision tree
Flow diagram for the MAID process
Case scenario with tips for staff
Commonly asked questions

To order the most recent edition, download the order form.

Note: The updated toolkit is available at no charge to AdvantAge Ontario provider/full members. To access the resource, please login with your email and password.  

On-Demand Education Video

An on-demand video recording of our full day, well-attended MAID workshop is now available. This session brought together a variety of professionals to provide a fulsome view and analysis of MAID, including a clear overview of the legal landscape as well as a panel discussion on conscientious objection, informed consent and capacity, and dementia and advance wishes.

You can watch a sample clip here.

Through AdvantAge Ontario Education On Demand service, you can conveniently watch the complete workshop session at your pace. The easy-to-use playlist feature allows you to choose the segments you wish to watch, in the order you want. All you need is high-speed Internet access and computer speakers or headphones.

To purchase access, please complete the Publications Order Form.