Alberta Health Services

Provincial Health Services - Medical Assistance in Dying


Description
This service is a healthcare option available to Albertans at the end-of-life. It allows a capable adult suffering from a grievous and irremediable medical condition to voluntarily request medicine that will bring about their death. MAID is a legislated and regulated service with specific legal requirements under Canadian Law.

Alberta Health Services has developed a MAID Care Coordination Service to act as a single point of contact for patients, families and health care providers.
MAID is not an urgent service and the process can take varying lengths of time depending on your circumstance. To qualify for this service, you must meet all the eligibility criteria set out by federal law.

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Key Provider: doctors, nurse practioners (NPs)
Eligibility
N/A
Application Process
Service Access: See below, Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.For additional information, please visit our website www.ahs.ca/MAID.Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: N/A,
Telephone
811 (Health Link)
Web Site
https://www.AHS.ca/MAID
Email
MAID.careteam@ahs.ca(MAID); palliative.care@ahs.ca(Allend-of-lifeoptions)
Fees
Fee: N/AFee Reduction: N/AMembership Fee: N/A
Accessibility
Wheelchair access: Yes - Other disabled access: N/A -
Topic(s)
Last Updated On
November 12, 2021