Fact Sheet: What is MAID
Booklet | December 20, 2022
Medical assistance in dying (MAID) has been a legal option for qualifying people across Canada since 2016.
What is medical assistance in dying (MAID)?
This fact sheet explains everything you need to know about medical assistance in dying in Canada.
In Canada, there are two ways to receive MAID:
- A physician or nurse practitioner can administer, by intravenous, a substance that causes the death of a person who has requested it, or
- A physician or nurse practitioner can give or prescribe to a patient a substance that they can self-administer to cause their own death.