Webinar: Interpreting Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying Legislation

The federal government passed legislation in June 2016 that allows eligible Canadians to request medical assistance in dying. But that legislation contains many terms that continue to generate uncertainty and confusion among patients and health care providers, and require clarification, say Jocelyn Downie and Jennifer Chandler in a recent report from the Institute for Research on Public Policy. In this webinar, the authors discuss some of the interpretative difficulties posed by the current legislation in determining eligibility and the solutions they propose to bring greater clarity to the process.