DIRC Offers MAiD Drug Protocol Clinical Service

Published June 27, 2017, 4:07 p.m.

The Drug Information and Resource Centre (DIRC) at the Ontario Pharmacists Association has set up a service to answer pharmacists’ and pharmacy technicians’ clinical questions about medical assistance in dying (MAiD).

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 the College 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 at pharmacypractice@ocpinfo.com.