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​Developing a Canadian approach to assisted dying

​The CMA welcomes federal law on medical assisted dying

In June 2016, the CMA was pleased that historic federal legislation on medical aid in dying, which closely followed the recommendations that the CMA developed in consultation with its membership was passed by Parliament.

For the CMA, this important new law represents the culmination of years of work and consultation with physicians and the public. The CMA will continue study the impact of this new legislation on physicians and their patients.

To support physicians with this new legislation, a new online learning module was launched as well as face-to-face courses on end-of-life care and medical assistance in dying.