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Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)

Nova Scotians who are seeking information about MAID can discuss this with their primary care provider or a specialist.  They may also contact the Nova Scotia Health MAID Access and Resource Team, toll free at 1-833-903-6243, or 902-491-5892 within the Halifax region. The Office email address is: maid@nshealth.ca.  Voicemail and email messages will receive a reply within 3-5 days.

In order to be eligible for medical assistance in dying, you must meet all of the following criteria. You must:

  • be eligible for health services funded by the federal government, or a province or territory (or during the applicable minimum period of residence or waiting period for eligibility)
    • generally, visitors to Canada are not eligible for medical assistance in dying
  • be at least 18 years old and mentally competent. This means being capable of making health care decisions for yourself.
  • have a grievous and irremediable medical condition
  • make  a voluntary request for MAID that is not the result of outside pressure or influence
  • give informed consent to receive MAID

Only persons who meet ALL of the above criteria are eligible to be assessed for MAID.

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