Medical assistance in dying for those with mental illness as the sole underlying condition.
Bill C-7 committed to convening a panel of experts to recommend protocols, guidance, and safeguards to apply to requests made for medical assistance in dying by persons who have a mental illness. That panel was convened in August 2021 and is required to submit their report to the Minister of Health and Justice by March 17, 2022.
A 2021 national survey conducted by Ipsos showed that 65% of Canadians support access to MAID for those whose sole underlying medical condition is a mental illness if they meet all other criteria and have the capacity to provide informed consent.
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