For people who want to take control of their own deaths
We will first have a meeting to make sure that you know what your choices are and that you meet the legal requirements to be able to have aid in dying. This meeting could be in our office, your home or by video. To meet the legal requirements, we may need information from a doctor about your medical condition.
Here are some questions we may ask:
What is most important to you at the end of your life?
Where would you like to be when you die?
Who do you want with you when you die?
Have you made arrangements for your will, your burial or cremation, funeral, etc, after your death?
You will sign a written request (see form below) witnessed by one person who is not a beneficiary in your will. If your natural death is not judged to be in the foreseeable future, then there is a 90 day assessment period.
What will it be like?
We will choose a place and time together that works for all of us. You have the choice to drink the medication or we will use a needle to put a plastic tube into your vein and then inject 3 medications. With the injections, about one minute after the first medication you will be asleep. Your heart will stop in about 10 minutes. With the oral medication, you will fall asleep within about 10 minutes and stop breathing in less than one hour. We need to be nearby to give the medication by injection if the oral mediation takes longer.
Please call 604-620-9334 to leave a message or email email@example.com to set up an appointment for a consultation.
What does it cost?
If you have BC medical insurance (a Care Card) the consultation(s) with the doctor will be free. The cost of the medications are covered by the province. The only costs you might have are for travel and the funeral home services.
Where do I find the form?
Here is the form you will need to sign and have witnessed.
Request 1632 2021