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Quebec: Legislation for people with incurable diseases

The Quebec government has become the first Canadian province to table legislation that would allow people with incurable diseases to make advance requests for medical assistance in dying in the event they become incapacitated. Other issues also covered in the bill are that palliative care homes and private hospitals will have to offer MAiD as part of the care they provide, specialized nurse practitioners will be allowed to manage the entire MAiD process including stating the official time of death. Quebec has no plans to expand, as the Federal Government is attempting to do, MAiD eligibility for patients suffering solely from a mental disorder.