8. Every institution must adopt a policy with respect to end-of-life care. The policy must be consistent with ministerial policy directions and be made known to the personnel of the institution, to the health and social services professionals who practise in the institution, and to end-of-life patients and their close relations.
The executive director of the institution must report annually to the board of directors on the carrying out of the policy. The report must include the number of end-of-life patients who received palliative care, the number of times continuous palliative sedation was administered, the number of requests for medical aid in dying, the number of times such aid was administered as well as the number of times medical aid in dying was not administered, including the reasons it was not administered.
The report must also state, where applicable, the number of times continuous palliative sedation and medical aid in dying were administered at the patient’s home or in the premises of a palliative care hospice by a physician as a physician practising in a centre operated by the institution.
The report is to be published on the website of the institution and sent, not later than 30 June each year, to the Commission sur les soins de fin de vie established under section 38. The institution must include a summary of the report in a separate section of its annual management report.