Ontario service to help access

Ontario service to help access

Ontario is setting up a new service for people seeking medically assisted death that will allow them to reach out for help directly, bypassing health-care providers who object to assisted suicide on conscience grounds. Certain religious and medical figures who testified last week at a Queen’s Park committee support the care co-ordination model, and called for an end to the requirement that doctors refer patients seeking assisted death to a physician who will help. Health Minister Eric Hoskins says a “care co-ordination service” will be up and running as early as May, which is approximately a year after medically assisted dying was made legal in Canada.

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