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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.