Medical Assistance in Dying: the State of the Law in 2019
Author: Melissa Perry
Current to: October 2019
In this paper from CLEBC Online Course Materials, Melissa Perry of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP sets out the legal framework under the MAiD Legislation and touches on some of the limitations it prescribes in terms of eligibility for MAiD. The paper also addresses the current state of the law and highlights aspects of the MAiD Legislation that are likely to change based on recent and pending court decisions, the federal government’s interim reports on MAiD, and the independent reviews it engaged to review specific types of requests for MAiD.