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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Medical assistance in dying and end-of-life decisions

Doctors and nurse practitioners in Ontario can provide medical assistance in dying. Learn who is eligible for this option and how and where they can receive it.

If you’re suffering from a grievous (very serious) and irremediable (impossible to recover from) medical condition, you can talk to your doctor or nurse practitioner about your options for treatment and care. These may include palliative care (care to maintain or improve your quality of life), psychological support, spiritual care and medical assistance in dying.

Visit the Government of Ontario's website to find more information about the following topics and more:
  • Finding someone to help 
  • Eligibility 
  • Where you can receive assistance 
  • How you can receive assistance



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