Members: $195 | Non-Members: $275
Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) became legal in Canada and since then, there have been significant new developments related to law, policy and practice that are relevant to long term care homes (and other health care organizations) as well as staff working in homes. This timely session will bring together a diverse group of professionals to discuss these new developments, share a refined understanding of assisted death and highlight approaches being taken to prepare for and respond to requests.
A private practice lawyer will provide an overview of the legal landscape, highlighting new developments and exploring the impact of these developments on operations with a focus on issues specific to long term care and resident rights. A senior staff member from the Strategic Policy Branch of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care will provide a provincial update on the implementation of MAID and will outline the province’s next steps. The Office of the Chief Coroner will discuss its role, share data, and identify lessons learned from the field that will help health care organizations and staff. A physician and palliative care lead will facilitate an interactive discussion, share strategies and demystify the technical and emotional aspects of the process of MAID.
Delegates will hear from someone who has requested an assisted death or who has supported a loved-one through the process.
There will also be a jointly facilitated discussion about what is on the horizon. This will include known areas of future focus (e.g. advance consent, mental health, mature minors, conscientious objections), a review of cases that have gone to or are in front of the court and potential future challenges to current law.
Sandy Buchman, Palliative Care Physician and Education Lead, Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care; Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto
Carolyn Clubine, Senior Services Consultant (facilitator)
Sean Court, Director, Strategic Policy Branch, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Mary Jane Dykeman, Partner, DDO Health Law
Katherine Rannie, Administrator, The Pines
Kai Rannik, Family Member of Former Long Term Care Resident
Jennifer Ridgely, Assistant Director of Care, The Pines
Sarah Kmiec, Team Lead, MAID Nurse Investigator, Office of the Chief Coroner, Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services