Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD): Resources for Pharmacists

The Drug Information and Resource Centre (DIRC) at 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.

Effective June 26, 2017, all OCP-registered pharmacy practitioners can contact a team of drug information pharmacists within DIRC who have been trained to answer clinical questions related to MAiD.  Questions can be submitted via email to maid@opatoday.com. 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 the DIRC MAiD team 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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