Dialogue Volume 14 Issue 4 2018 - Page 27

MAID New Federal Reporting Requirements Health Canada to identify trends in requests for the provision of MAID F ederal regulations for monitoring medical assistance in dying (MAID) came into force on November 1, 2018. These regulations set out who must report, what information is required, timelines for reporting, and to whom this information must be provided. The federal regulations serve a number of purposes, including identifying and monitoring trends in requests for and the provision of MAID. The Ontario government has developed a hybrid approach for fulfilling reporting requirements. This means that depending on the MAID-related outcome, physicians will report either to the Of- fice of the Chief Coroner for Ontario or directly to Health Canada. When is a report to the Office of the Chief Coroner required? A report to the Office of the Chief Coroner is required when a physician provides MAID by administering a substance causing death, or pre- scribes a substance for self-administration and the patient dies from MAID. How long do I have to make a report to the Office of the Chief Coroner? Physicians must report to the Office of the Chief Coroner, immediately after the physician becomes aware of the death or immediately after death is confirmed. ISSUE 4, 2018 DIALOGUE 27