DIRC Offers MAiD Drug Protocol Clinical Service

Posted:Jun 27th, 2017
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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.