Adults should be allowed to make an advance request for medical assistance in dying in Quebec following the diagnosis of an incurable and incapacitating disease, a special committee recommends.
The recommendation is one of 11 in a report tabled at the National Assembly on Wednesday by an all-party committee looking into expanding medical assistance in dying (MAID) laws in the province.
Currently, the Quebec law requires a person to be able to provide informed consent at the time of receiving MAID, which excluded people with degenerative illnesses including Alzheimer’s disease.
The new recommendation would allow people to make arrangements for the procedure before they are no longer able to give consent
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