Professors Benjamin Berger and Joan Gilmour Contribute Their Time and Expertise to the Expert Panel of the Council of Canadian Academies on Medical Assistance in Dying
In December 2016, the CCA was asked by then Minister of Health Jane Philpott and Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould to undertake independent reviews related to medical assistance in dying (MAID). Specifically, the CCA was tasked with examining three particularly complex types of requests for MAID that were identified for further review and study in the legislation passed by Parliament in 2016: requests by mature minors, advance requests, and requests where a mental disorder is the sole underlying medical condition.
On December 12, 2018 the CCA released the three final reports of the Expert Panel, one on each type of request: The State of Knowledge on Medical Assistance in Dying for Mature Minors; The State of Knowledge on Advance Requests for Medical Assistance in Dying; and The State of Knowledge on Medical Assistance in Dying Where a Mental Disorder is the Sole Underlying Medical Condition.
Office of External Relations & Communications, "Professors Benjamin Berger and Joan Gilmour Contribute Their Time and Expertise to the Expert Panel of the Council of Canadian Academies on Medical Assistance in Dying" (2018). Ovations. 313.