Update to MAiD provincial reporting forms
On January 1, 2023, updated federal Regulations for the Monitoring of Medical Assistance in Dying came into effect. This regulation impacts reporting requirements and changes have been made to the reporting forms for both assessors and prescribers. These changes do not impact the current practice standard, nor do they involve the provision of MAiD when a mental disorder is the sole underlying medical condition.
A summary of the changes follows:
- The obligation to report is now based on a request in any form (verbal discussion, text message, email, etc.) and is no longer based on only a written request. This is for explicit requests for MAiD and not for general inquiries, requests for information, general discussions, etc.
- The HLTH 1642 Transfer of Request form has been retired and there is no longer a requirement to collect information from a MAiD practitioner who receives a request for MAiD but transfers care to another practitioner to carry out the assessment of MAiD eligibility.
- The HLTH 1632 form now collects information including gender identity, race, ethnic or cultural group, Indigenous identity, disability, and place of residence and living arrangements. This is also found in a 1632 Additional Information Attachment, with can be submitted with the old HLTH 1632 form.
- Additional data elements have been incorporated into the HLTH 1633 Assessment Record (Assessor) and the HLTH 1634 Assessment Record (Prescriber) forms, which includes elements related for request history, procedural elements, ineligibility and death prior to MAiD. It also includes elements related to the patient’s illness, disease or disability, and the reasonable and available means to relieve the patient’s suffering that were discussed and considered.
For more detailed information and the full requirements, see Medical Assistance in Dying - Information for Health-Care Providers - Province of British Columbia.