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Hospital-Based Program for implementation MAiD In Canada

From New England Journal of Medicine: The legal milestone – a bill that specified the conditions under which MAiD (Medical Aid in Dying) could be legally provided –  brought resolution to a long-running, contentious debate in this country about the permissibility of assisted dying, but left much ambiguity regarding its implementation. 


With relatively little guidance or coordination at the national or provincial levels and without any specified funding mechanism, health care institutions and the medical community were obliged to implement MAiD, ensuring timely access and balancing the rights of patients and health care providers. In The New England Journal of Medicine (376;21, May 25, 2017) a Hospital- based Program has been described by staff of the University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto.