The Association of Registered Nurses of BC

Medical Assistance in Dying:
A Year in Review
It has been one year since Bill C-14 received Royal Assent, making Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) law throughout Canada. Today, nursing regulators, professional associations, educators, employers and nurses continue to work towards addressing the multifaceted implications of this law onnursing practice. Throughout this year, new guidelines and policies have been put in place by regulatory bodies and Regional Health Authorities to support the delivery and practice of MAiD. What are the current statistics? What does MAiD look like in practice? What are the continued challenges, and what does the future hold? Join us for a webinar as we discuss and answer these questions!

Webinar Goals

To provide participants with the most up-to-date information on the developments of MAiD across B.C., with a special focus in the context of nursing.


By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:
  1. Understand the changes to the Criminal Code and how they came about.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding around the criteria and process for MAiD.
  3. Understand the role of the regulatory body within the context of MAiD, the current guidelines that exist for nurses and the implications of these guidelines on MAiD and nursing practice.
  4. Understand the role of the Regional Health Authorities, the current policies that exist and the implications of these polices on MAiD and nursing practice.
  5. Articulate the challenges that have surfaced over the past year and the continued challenges that exist within the context of MAiD.
  6. Understand the current developments and future implications of MAiD.


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