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

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29.5. The competent professional providing assistance to the patient must notify them that the advance request, made in compliance with this Act, will not automatically lead to the administration of medical aid in dying. For that purpose, the competent professional must, in particular, inform the patient of the following:
(1)  an eventual finding that they are exhibiting, on a recurring basis, the clinical manifestations related to their illness that are described in the request will not by itself suffice to allow medical aid in dying to be administered;
(2)  the aid may be administered to them only if two competent professionals are of the opinion that both of the following criteria have been met:
(a)  the patient’s medical state gives those professionals cause to believe, based on the information at their disposal and according to their clinical judgment, that the patient is experiencing enduring and unbearable physical or psychological suffering that cannot be relieved under conditions considered tolerable; and
(b)  the patient meets all the other criteria set out in subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph of section 29.1; and
(3)  the possibility of withdrawing or modifying the advance request and the applicable terms and conditions for the withdrawal or modification.
The competent professional must be sure to provide the information required under subparagraphs 1 to 3 of the first paragraph in a manner that is clear and accessible to the patient.
2023, c. 15, s. 20.