MSP has created an interim payment guide outlining how to bill for your services when providing medical aid in dying. The guide was approved at the recent Doctors of BC Tariff Committee meeting. Permanent fees, specific to provision of services for medical aid in dying, will be created once more experience has been had. There is more information for health professionals available on the BC government website
On June 17 Bill C-14 received royal assent – this means that the provisions contained in the new legislation will take priority over the provisions contained in the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC’s recently drafted standard. The College says it will be updating its legislative guidance to physicians to ensure it reflects the new law and will inform registrants once such guidance has been approved by its Board.