Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) is legal in Canada and regulated under the
Criminal Code. Under specific conditions, a person can request and receive help to end their life by having a physician or nurse practitioner (NP):
Only physicians and NPs can:
As per their scopes of practice,
RPNs are not permitted to engage in the following activities under any circumstances:
The nurse's role in MAiD—LPN, RN and RPN
Case study: How do I know if I have a conscientious objection?