Federal legislation now permits medical assistance in dying under certain circumstances.
You do not need to have a fatal or terminal condition to be eligible for medical assistance in dying.
A patient is considered to have a grievous and irremediable medical condition if they...
If your only medical condition is a mental illness, you are not eligible for medical assistance in dying until March 17, 2024. If you have a mental illness along with other medical conditions, you may be eligible for medical assistance in dying.
It is important to note that a health care directive cannot be used to authorize medical assistance in dying.
Patients seeking additional information about a medically assisted death can talk to a health care provider. Not all will be able to offer this service and some may choose not to offer this service. However, they all must arrange for timely access to information and resources upon request from the patient. An overview of the process is available from the Government of Saskatchewan.
Assisted death should not be promoted or encouraged, since criminality provisions around counselling for suicide remain in force in Canada.