Volume 10 | No. 2 | Mar / Apr 2022

Medical Assistance in Dying—provincial forms updated

Practice standards and professional guidelines


On February 25, 2022, the Ministry of Health released updated provincial forms for medical assistance in dying (MAiD) in BC. The forms serve to satisfy federal and provincial reporting requirements, in addition to provincial oversight requirements. 

No changes to the legislation or the Medical Assistance in Dying practice standard have been made. As of February 28, 2022, the expectation is that patients and MAiD providers will use the updated forms for all new MAiD cases; however, providers will be allowed to continue using the older version of the forms for pre-existing cases. An educational approach will be favoured when the updated forms are not utilized as expected. 

The provincial forms can be accessed here.

Questions may be directed to hlth.maidoversight@gov.bc.ca.