Friday, February 14, 2020

Following comprehensive review of the available evidence, the Expert Advisory Group (EAG) on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) released a report February 13 cautioning that evolving assisted dying policies must not put the lives of Canadians who live with mental illness at risk. MAiD in Canada is for medical conditions with irreversible decline, yet unlike other medical conditions mental illnesses can never be predicted to be irremediable.

Read the report and recommendations at

Members of the Expert Advisory Group on MAiD include, Professor and Scholl Chair in Health Law and Policy Trudo Lemmens, an affiliate of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health's Joint Centre for Bioethics, and Professor of U of T Medicine Harvey Schipper, an adjunct professor of U of T Law.

Read Lemmens' op-ed in the Winnipeg Free Press: Caution required on assisted dying legislation

Read the EAG news release