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

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26. Only a patient who meets all of the following criteria may obtain medical aid in dying:
(1)  be an insured person within the meaning of the Health Insurance Act (chapter A-29);
(2)  be of full age and capable of giving consent to care;
(3)  be at the end of life;
(4)  suffer from a serious and incurable illness;
(5)  be in an advanced state of irreversible decline in capability; and
(6)  experience constant and unbearable physical or psychological suffering which cannot be relieved in a manner the patient deems tolerable.
The patient must request medical aid in dying themselves, in a free and informed manner, by means of the form prescribed by the Minister. The form must be dated and signed by the patient.
The form must be signed in the presence of and countersigned by a health or social services professional; if the professional is not the attending physician, the signed form is to be given by the professional to the attending physician.
2014, c. 2, s. 26.