Forms for Medical Assistance in Dying

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Patient Form

HLTH 1632

The form for a patient to submit their request for medical assistance in dying.
For more information on submitting the Patient Request form, see the Medical Assistance in Dying page.

 

Practitioner Forms

HLTH 1633

For the assessing medical or nurse practitioner to record details of their assessment of a patient’s eligibility for medical assistance in dying.

HLTH 1634

For the prescribing medical or nurse practitioner to record details of their assessment of a patient’s eligibility and details related to the planning and administration of medical assistance in dying.

HLTH 1635

For a consulting practitioner to record details of their assessment of a patient’s capability to make an informed consent decision regarding medical assistance in dying. (To be used only if one or both assessors have reason to be concerned regarding a patient's capability to provide informed consent.)

 

Prescription and Medication Administration Record

  • The BC Medical Assistance in Dying Prescription form (including the Pre-Printed Order, Planning and Accountability sections and the Medication Administration Record) and the British Columbia Pharmacy Protocols guidance document are not available for general distribution. These documents can be accessed by the prescribing practitioner through the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia or through each health authority’s Care Coordination Centre.

Fraser Health
Interior Health
Island Health
Northern Health
Provincial Health Services Authority
Vancouver Coastal Health

HLTH 5466

For the prescribing medical or nurse practitioner to use when drugs need to be purchased from a community pharmacy, in order for patients to get 100% coverage. The form should be submitted as soon as possible, to ensure approval before the drugs are required. The special authority is approved for a period of 60 days, which can be extended upon request.

The form should be faxed to the Ministry of Health PharmaCare Special Authority branch at 1-800-609-4884, along with the following completed sections of the BC Medical Assistance in Dying Prescription form:
 - Identification and Declaration section
 - Intravenous Drug Protocol section
 - Oral Drug Protocol section

The form should not be sent to a health authority or the BC Coroners Service.

VSA 406A

Medical Certification of Death - Vital Statistics Agency

  • A medical or nurse practitioner must complete the Medical Certification of Death within 48 hours of death in compliance with Section 18 of the Vital Statistics Act and provide the completed form to the Funeral Director so that a Disposition Permit may be issued.
    To order additional VSA 406A forms, fax or email the Vital Statistics Agency. Stockroom Fax: 250 952-9094. Email: HLTH.VSstock@gov.bc.ca
 

For the prescribing medical or nurse practitioner to report a death resulting from medical assistance in dying to the BC Coroners Service.

HLTH 1636

For the prescribing medical or nurse practitioner to use when submitting all required forms for medical assistance in dying to the BC Coroners Service.