ELPC on Ontario’s Bill 84

On March 23, 2017, ELPC’s Executive Director, Maureen Aslin, appeared before the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs to address Ontario’s Bill 84, the Medical Assistance in Dying Statute Law Amendment Act, 2017.

Bill 84 is mostly technical in nature, with changes to align provincial practices with the federal MAID legislation. But a key concern for patients is that the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario’s policy requiring an effective referral by physicians who are conscientious objectors to MAID become the standard for referrals in Ontario’s law.

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