Medical assistance in dying: resources for BC providers and assessors

Templates and checklist

MAiD assessment template (.docx file). Designed to support a comprehensive assessment, covering the legal and ethical requirements and the questions asked by the BC MAiD forms. Use at your own risk, but suggestions and corrections welcome

MAiD provision checklist (PDF). Helps you get the BC bureaucracy right. Use at your own risk, but suggestions and corrections welcome

Waiver of final consent: suggestions for additional terms


Criminal Code section 241.1 Sections 227(1) and 241(2) make MAiD, provided by a physician or nurse practitioner in accordance with section 241.1, a defence to the offences of homicide and assisting suicide respectively

BC MAiD forms

BC MAiD forms submission portal

Guidance on the federal reporting requirements.

Canadian Association of MAiD Assessors and Providers. Worth the membership fee for the members’ forums and CPD events alone

Vancouver Coastal program, FAQ, resources | Island Health | Fraser Health | Interior Health | Northern Health

Bridge C-14 — support for patients and loved ones

CPSBC practice standard


Pain BC resources (PDF) for patients

RACE (Rapid Access to Consultative Expertise) has a MAiD specialist available for advice during business hours.

Appelbaum, Paul S. Assessment of Patients’ Competence to Consent to Treatment. N Engl J Med 2007;357:1834-40. The table on the third page is helpful.

Organ donation resources

Stefanie Green’s book This is Assisted Dying: a doctor’s story of empowering patients at the end of life. Essential reading for anyone involved in MAiD in Canada. Amazon

Marmoreo, Jean and Schneller, Johanna. The Last Doctor: Lessons in Living from the Front Lines of Medical Assistance in Dying Viking, 2022. Amazon. (I haven’t read it yet.)

Dalhousie MAiD law resources (including Canadian case law list) • Downie & Chandler Interpreting Canada’s medical assistance in dying legislation 2018 report (now out-of-date, but useful)

MAiD-relevant MSP billing codes