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

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29.19. Before administering medical aid in dying following an advance request, the competent professional must
(1)  be of the opinion that the patient meets all the criteria set out in subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph of section 29.1 and the first paragraph of section 29.2; and
(2)  obtain the opinion of a second competent professional confirming that the criteria that must be the subject of an opinion under subparagraph 1 have been met.
The second paragraph of section 29 applies to the professional consulted.
Any refusal to receive medical aid in dying expressed by the patient must be respected and it is prohibited to disregard it in any manner.
If the patient is exhibiting behavioural symptoms resulting from their medical state, such as resistance to care, the competent professional must, based on the information at their disposal and according to their clinical judgment, rule out the possibility that the patient is refusing to receive medical aid in dying. The professional must record in writing the symptoms that the professional has observed and the conclusions of the assessment.
2023, c. 15, s. 20.