Medical assistance in dying is a deeply personal matter for many people. It is a complex issue that has implications for patients and families, health care providers, and health policy and programs.
The Supreme Court extension of the deadline for federal legislation ended on June 6, 2016. The proposed federal bill has not passed. Until federal legislation is in place, patients with grievous and irremediable medical conditions, which cause enduring suffering that is intolerable to the individual in the circumstances of his or her condition, can approach physicians to inquire about whether they qualify for medical assistance in dying.
More information about Medical Assistance in Dying in Saskatchewan can be found on the Government of Saskatchewan website