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Regulations for the Monitoring of Medical Assistance in Dying

Version of section 1 from 2018-11-01 to 2022-12-31:

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in these Regulations.

care coordination service

care coordination service means a service that facilitates access to medical assistance in dying. (service de coordination de soins)


Code means the Criminal Code. (Code)

eligibility criteria

eligibility criteria means the criteria set out in subsections 241.2(1) and (2) of the Code. (critères d’admissibilité)

medical certificate of death

medical certificate of death includes, in the Province of Quebec, an attestation of death. (certificat médical de décès)


patient means a person who has made a written request for medical assistance in dying. (patient)

personal information

personal information has the same meaning as in section 3 of the Privacy Act. (renseignements personnels)


practitioner means a medical practitioner or nurse practitioner. (praticien)


refer does not include referring a patient to a practitioner in order to obtain that practitioner’s written opinion, for the purposes of paragraph 241.2(3)(e) of the Code, regarding whether the patient meets all of the eligibility criteria. (aiguiller)

residential care facility

residential care facility means a residential facility that provides health care services, including professional health monitoring and nursing care, on a continuous basis for persons who require assistance with activities of daily living. (établissement de soins pour bénéficiaires internes)

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