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Discussion on medically assisted death should be extended to youth: pediatric group

Monday, November 06, 2017 @ 1:19 PM | By Ian Burns

With medical assistance in dying (MAiD) now legal in Canada, parliamentarians are looking to extend the conversation beyond the strict requirements on the procedure enshrined in federal legislation. And a group representing Canadian pediatricians is saying the conversation should include those under the age of 18.

Mary Jane Dykeman, DDO Health LawIn June 2016, the federal government passed Bill C-14, which amended the Criminal Code to allow adults at least 18 years old and capable of making health care decisions access to medical assistance in death...