Medical Assistance in Dying
Guidance for Nurses
The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba (CLPNM), the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (CRNM) and the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba (CRPNM) are pleased to provide guidelines for LPNs, RNs and RPNs for nursing care related to Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID). All LPNs are expected to review the guidelines to understand their professional and legal responsibilities related to MAID in Manitoba.
Note: these guidelines were updated July 2021 following amendments to Canada’s medical assistance in dying law which came into force on March 17, 2021.
More information about changes to the law can be found here.
- The Canadian Nurses Protective Association: Medical Assistance in Dying: What Every Nurse Should Know
- Government of Canada: Medical Assistance in Dying
- The Provincial MAID Services Team out of the WRHA, in collaboration with Manitoba Health, has been supporting staff and patients with medical assistance in dying in Manitoba. For further questions they can be contacted at 204-926-1380 or firstname.lastname@example.org
College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba
College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba
College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba