The federal legislation is currently before Parliament and the Senate and the plan is to have it passed prior to the June 6th, 2016 deadline. That process is currently in process but we need to start the conversation around what comes next. Come learn about the federal legislation Medical Assistance in Dying (previously referred to as Physician Assisted/Hastened Death (PAD) process and content. How does it impact the hospice palliative care community? What comes next as it plays out in the provinces and territories?
- Learn about the status of Bill C-14 and how potential legislative outcomes will impact the practical application of MAID.
- Learn about the impact of MAID legislation on hospice palliative care in Canada, and how to approach policy-makers in the context of Health Accord negotiations between the Federal/Provincial/Territorials governments.
- Discuss potential stumbling blocks for the hospice palliative care community when deciding facility or individual practitioner approaches.
Presented by Dr. Susan MacDonald, Dr. Christina Vadeboncoeur, MD FRCPC, Pediatrician, Palliative Care Program, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, and Sharon Baxter, Executive Director, Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association