Dialogue Volume 13 Issue 2 2017 - Page 34

MAiD The amendments provide immunity to physicians, nurse practitioners — and anyone assisting them — from actions or proceedings arising from the lawful provision of MAiD plement those made to the Coroner’s Act. The amendments clarify that the Coroner does not need to complete the medical certificate of death for all MAiD deaths. The Coroner will only complete the medical certificate of death where an investigation is undertaken. Where no investigation is undertaken, the physician or nurse practitioner involved will complete the death certificate. considered to have died as a result of his or her underlying injury or disease. This ensures that where a worker received MAiD, a claim made under the Act will be determined based on the illness or disease for which the worker was deemed eligible to receive MAiD. The amendments ensure that workers’ entitlement to benefits is not impacted by the fact that they have pursued MAiD. Excellent Care for All Act The amendments provide immunity to physi- cians, nurse practitioners — and anyone assisting them — from actions or proceedings arising from the lawful provision of MAiD. This immunity pr