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Alberta Wildfires Emergency Alert

Fort McMurray remains under a mandatory evacuation order. A provincial state of emergency has been declared (more information). 

Updates from Alberta Health Services will be posted on our Wildfire Resources page. Updates from the Alberta government will be posted on their emergency page.

Visit Alberta Emergency Alerts to sign up for alerts and download the app.

Medical Assistance in Dying

We know that end-of-life care and medical assistance in dying (formerly known as physician-assisted death) are important, sensitive, and emotional issues for Albertans and Canada.

AHS wants to ensure patients can access compassionate high quality care, while ensuring staff and physicians can provide services within the law.

On April 14, 2016 the Government of Canada introduced a bill to amend the Criminal Code to allow “medical assistance in dying” (read the bill here). While the bill is not yet law, it identifies the intent of the Federal Government in relation to the approach to medical assistance in dying. AHS will adopt this terminology as we move forward.

AHS is working closely in partnership with the Government of Alberta to provide perspective on development of a policy in response to proposed federal legislative changes. More information is available on the Alberta Health website.