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2019 Law Day Lecture - Medical Assistance in Dying: Legal and Medical Realities

Wed., Apr. 3, 2019 4:30 p.m. - Wed., Apr. 3, 2019 6:00 p.m.

Location: CB 308 College Avenue Campus

Presented by:
Bryan Salte, Associate Registrar, College of Physicians and Surgeons
Dr. Robert Weiler, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
Amy Zarzeczny, Associate Professor, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

In celebration of Law Day, JSGS and the CBA SK Branch are pleased to host this public lecture:

The Parliament of Canada amended the Criminal Code in 2016 through Bill C-16 (medical assistance in dying), which came into force on June 17, 2017. These amendments responded to a 2015 judgment of the Supreme Court of Canada. The change in law allows eligible Canadians to obtain medical assistance in dying. Medical practitioners and nurse practitioners are now permitted to provide medical assistance in dying. Join us as our panelists discuss legal and medical issues arising from these changes, including who is eligible, and the process by which the decision is made.

This lecture has been approved for CPD Hours by the Law Society of Saskatchewan.

More information:

There is no cost to attend, but as parking is limited, those interested in attending are encouraged to register online.

Those unable to attend in person will be able to join via Zoom. Link will be available on the JSGS events calendar closer to the event date.

Paid parking is available on College Avenue Campus. Complimentary parking is available at the University after 5:00 p.m.

Karen Jaster-Laforge

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