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Recent amendments to Canada’s medical assistance in dying law

Canada - March 23 2021 Amendments to the Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) legislation, introduced through Bill C-7, received royal assent on March 17, 2021. Following the…

Heather Webster

No-CPR Orders - A Detailed Look at Recent Legal Developments

Canada - October 23 2019 The College of Physicians and Surgeons (the CPSO) recently amended its policy “Planning for and Providing Quality End-of-Life Care” in light of a…

Katherine Deakon

No-CPR Orders - Recent Legal Developments

Canada - October 21 2019 The College of Physicians and Surgeons (the CPSO) recently amended its policy “Planning for and Providing Quality End-of-Life Care” in light of a…

Ontario Court of Appeal Releases Decision Confirming Common Law Definition of Death but Leaves Door Open to Future Challenge

Canada - October 9 2019 The Court of Appeal for Ontario released its highly anticipated decision in McKitty v Hayani. The patient’s family brought a freedom of religion…

Katharine Byrick, Ewa Krajewska

Top Ontario Court Confirms Physicians' Duty to Provide Effective Referrals

Canada, USA - June 27 2019 The Court of Appeal has confirmed that where physicians are unwilling to deliver care on moral or religious grounds, they must provide an effective…

Tanvi Medhekar, Anna Marrison