Dying With Dignity Canada’s Independent Witness Program.
Canadian law states that all patients requesting medical assistance in dying (MAID) must complete a written request form, and that form must be signed by one Independent Witness.
Any person who is at least 18 years of age and who understands the nature of the request for medical assistance in dying may act as an Independent Witness, except if they:
Dying With Dignity Canada’s Independent Witness Program can help connect you with trained volunteers to sign your request for medical assistance in dying (MAID). In some provinces, witnessing can be done virtually.
Email email@example.com or call 1-800-495-6156 ext. 40 for more information.
Volunteer as an Independent Witness for medical assistance in dying in your area.
Note: DWDC is currently not training new Independent Witnesses. Please see the Volunteer page for some select exceptions.
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