Below you will find the most recent statistics on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) in Alberta.
Data is broken up into two sections and updated as often as data is available provincially.
Since February 6, 2016, court orders made medically-assisted death possible.
Six deaths occurred between February 6, 2016 and June 17, 2016, when federal legislation removed the need to attain a court order prior to undergoing medical assistance in dying. Those six are not included in the totals below.
There have been 105* people who have not met the federal criteria across the province to receive medical assistance in dying.
*this number does not include June 2017
Some ineligibility reasons include:
The most cited health conditions to date:
The average age of people receiving this service:
Number of patients transferred from faith-based or non-participating sites: