Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD): Considerations for Occupational Therapists

Occupational therapists work across the continuum of the lifespan. This includes providing occupational therapy services for clients who are receiving end-of-life care. In order to enable clients to make informed decisions, occupational therapists must be able to provide accurate, objective information in a respectful and thoughtful manner on the legal provision of MAiD.

The College’s new Advisory Statement is intended to be a helpful resource in supporting the public and occupational therapists in navigating the evolving legislative landscape and clarifying the scope of occupational therapy practice with respect to MAiD in British Columbia.

The College welcomes your feedback regarding the Advisory Statement through a short survey. The survey is available to everyone until August 14, 2020.