Only pharmacists, physicians and NPs, who are caring for the person requesting MAiD, have a role in prescribing, compounding, dispensing, administering or documenting the medications for MAiD.
Nurses do not prescribe, dispense, compound, prepare or administer any medications associated with MAiD.
inserting an IV line used by the physician or NP to specifically administer the MAiD medication.
NOTE** aiding does not include inserting an IV line for other medication that may later include MAiD medications
encourage, recommend, counsel or advise a person to consider MAiD (e.g. "have you thought about", "you might want to consider")
assess or determine a person's eligibility for MAiD
prescribe, compound, dispense, prepare or administer any medication for the purpose of providing MAiD. It is recommended that nurses do not handle MAiD medications in any way.
pronounce death related to MAiD
document any aspect of the MAiD procedure (including documenting the administration of the medication) that is the responsibility of the physician or NP—the physician or NP must do this
It is the nurse's responsibility to understand and comply with relevant legislation. Nurses aiding a physician or NP in the provision of MAiD:
For further guidance on understanding and applying the standards of
practice, contact our team by completing the Standards Support intake form.