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Canadian Joint Committee on Physician Assisted Dying publishes its report

The Special Joint Committee on Physician-Assisted Dying (PDAM) tabled its report, Medical Assistance in Dying: A Patient-Centred Approach, in the Senate today and also presented the report in the House of Commons.

Senate and the House of Commons passed motions to establish a special joint committee whose mandate was to: …. review the report of the External Panel on Options for a Legislative Response to Carter v. Canada and other recent relevant consultation activities and studies, to consult with Canadians, experts and stakeholders, and make recommendations on the framework of a federal response on physician-assisted dying that respects the Constitution, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the priorities of Canadians.

Guided by the Court’s decision, the Committee worked diligently to respond as requested, and on time, by making recommendations that are in the interest of the people of Canada. See Press Release in English here.

The full report can be downloaded here.