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Physicians opposed to assisted dying say their Charter rights are being violated

Friday, April 07, 2017 @ 11:10 AM | By Amanda Jerome

Doctors morally opposed to medical assistance in dying are caught between the law and their rights under the Charter as they argue that a policy which requires them to refer patients for medically assisted death is ethically the same as being directly involved in the patient’s death.

This is the issue the Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada (CMDS) contends as it prepares to take the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) to court over its "effective referral" policy.

“The concern was essentially...