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Patients and Families

If you or a loved one is contemplating medical assistance in dying, compassionate and professional support is available for you.

Below are three information sheets to help you and your loved ones understand medical assistance in dying:

Care Coordination Services

Patients have access to a single point of contact for all end of life options, including medical assistance in dying, through a team called Care Coordination Services.

These teams will also connect a patient to the health care provider who can best meet their unique needs so that further, in depth, discussions can happen. Choices may vary from patient to patient and we acknowledge that there is no right or wrong choice.

Support

Contact Us

Phone:
811 (Health Link)

How do I access medical assistance in dying?

Find answers to what Alberta’s criteria is for accessing services and how to find a willing physician.

Record of Request

Alberta Health recognizes there are issues with some browsers when trying to open the Record of Request for Medical Assistance in Dying Form, and are working to address this. The form opens best with Internet 11 and Adobe. Choosing to save the file to your folders or desktop, and opening the file from there, also works well. If you have any issues, contact the Care Coordination Service, at maid.careteam@ahs.ca, to request a copy of the form.

Should you choose to submit the form, please ensure that you include the name and contact information of the individual for us to work with in response to you providing the completed form.

Related Resources

  • How do I access Medical Assistance in Dying Services in Alberta (updated March 6, 2017)
    English / Français
  • How do I make a formal request for Medical Assistance in Dying in Alberta? (updated March 6, 2017)
    English / Français
  • Other important end of life considerations (updated March 6, 2017)
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