S-32.0001 - Act respecting end-of-life care

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24. Before giving consent to continuous palliative sedation, an end-of-life patient or, where applicable, the person who may give consent to care on behalf of the patient must among other things be informed of the prognosis for the illness, the irreversible nature of the sedation and the anticipated duration of the sedation.
In addition, the physician must make sure that the request is being made freely, in particular by ascertaining that it is not being made as a result of external pressure.
Consent to continuous palliative sedation must be given in writing on the form prescribed by the Minister and be filed in the patient’s record.
2014, c. 2, s. 24.