MAID Law: Doctors Weigh In on Bill C-7

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

MAID Law: Doctors Weigh In on Bill C-7

Legal and Constitutional Affairs – November 23, 2020 – Part 2:

The committee hears from doctors for their study of Bill C-7, the government’s latest amendments to Canada’s medical assistance in dying (MAID) law.

In September 2019, a Quebec court ruled that the law restricting MAID access to those only with a “reasonably foreseeable” death was unconstitutional. The court ruling would mean Quebec would have different MAID rules from the rest of Canada unless the federal government amended the law. The federal government announced changes to Canada’s MAID laws in February, by expanding access to those who aren’t facing a “reasonably foreseeable” death.

Participating in the study are Canadian Medical Association’s Dr. Sandy Buchman, Canadian Association of MAiD Assessors and Providers’ Dr. Stefanie Green, Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians’ Dr. Leonie Herx, Inclusion Canada’s Krista Carr, Council of Canadians with Disabilities’ Amy E. Hasbrouck, and The DisAbled Women’s Network of Canada’s Bonnie Brayton.