Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)
The Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) law in Canada came into effect in June 2016. This law provides eligible individuals with the option to choose MAID as a means of ending their life with the assistance of a medical professional. The eligibility criteria for MAID are outlined in the Canadian Criminal Code and include a requirement that the individual has a “grievous and irremediable medical condition” that causes enduring and intolerable suffering.
Our team of lawyers can assist with the legal aspects of MAID, including navigating the eligibility criteria, preparing and reviewing documentation, and ensuring that the process is completed in accordance with the law. We understand that this is a difficult and emotional decision for many individuals and families, and we approach each case with sensitivity and compassion.
Our MAID legal services include:
- Legal advice and guidance: Our team of lawyers can provide legal advice and guidance on the eligibility criteria for MAID, the process of accessing MAID, and the legal implications of choosing MAID as an end-of-life option.
- Documentation: We can assist with the preparation and review of all necessary documentation related to MAID, including consent forms, advance directives, and other legal documents.
- Advocacy: We are committed to advocating for the rights of individuals seeking MAID and their families. Our team of lawyers can represent clients in legal proceedings related to MAID, including court applications and appeals.
- Compassionate support: We understand that MAID is a difficult and emotional decision for many individuals and families. Our team of lawyers is here to provide compassionate support throughout the process and to ensure that our clients feel informed and empowered every step of the way.