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Medical Assistance in Dying

Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) occurs when a physician provides or administers a lethal dose of drugs to intentionally cause the death of a competent adult, at the adult's request. In 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada struck down the current law that makes it a criminal offence for a physician to assist a patient in dying in certain circumstances.

Saskatchewan's Ministry of Health continues to work closely with provincial, territorial and regional partners on policy and operational issues, to achieve an approach that is as consistent as possible between jurisdictions.

More details, and information for the public and for health practitioners, is available on the Ministry's website.

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