Medical Assistance in Dying Guideline (2024)                 

The CRNS is pleased to announce the release of the updated Medical Assistance in Dying Guideline (2024). The Medical Assistance in Dying Guideline was approved by CRNS Council on February 23, 2024.

The guideline was updated to reflect best practices and standards as outlined in the nationally developed Model Practice Standard for Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) and the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) MAID program; Nurse Practitioner (NP) Entry-Level Competencies (ELC) were updated to the 2023 version; and the date in which people whose sole underlying medical condition is mental illness and wish to seek MAID was updated to reflect federal legislation and is March 17, 2027.

Reviewing this document will assist you in knowing the expectations of RN and NP practice in providing care to people seeking MAID. CRNS Practice Advisors are available to answer your questions. They can be contacted by phone at 1.800.667.9945 or 306.259.4227 or by email at

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