Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD): Resources for Pharmacists

The Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA) is working with the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP) to help answer pharmacists’ questions about medical assistance in dying (MAiD). 

As medication experts, pharmacists have a significant role to play in the dispensing of medication for the purposes of MAiD; however, practitioners may have questions or concerns about the protocols used in this relatively new process. The drug information pharmacists at DIRC are here to help.

Questions can be submitted via email to Please include your OCP license number, full name, and preferred contact information including a telephone number where you can be best reached when submitting a question. A member of OPA will respond to your email within two business days. 

Please be reminded that OCP has developed a MAiD guidance document to help practitioners understand their professional responsibilities and ethical obligations when dispensing a prescription for the purposes of providing MAiD. For any questions related to this guidance, please contact a College practice consultant .

Additional Resources

Pharmacists interested in learning more about MAiD may wish to access the following resources for more information:

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