On November 1, 2018, new reporting requirements for Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) came into effect. The new federal regulations and provincial standards identified the reporting requirements for pharmacists, physicians, and nurse practitioners.
As part of the new reporting process, all provincial and federal reportable information began to be collected through new provincial forms for MAiD. This streamlined the reporting process, allowing the practitioner or pharmacist’s completion and submission of their provincial form(s), to the BC Ministry of Health (the designated recipient), to fulfill both the provincial and federal reporting obligations for MAiD.
Updates to MAiD Forms for Practitioners and Pharmacists
In April 2019, minor updates to the forms involved in the MAiD Reporting process were made by the Ministry of Health, based on input from practitioners and pharmacists.
The Ministry of Health has made minor updates to the forms and prescription protocols under the new reporting requirements for pharmacists involved in Medical Assistance In Dying (MAID).
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Following this change, practitioners and pharmacists began using the new forms, which are available for download from the Ministry of Health’s website.
Dispensing Record (Pharmacist) Form
The Dispensing Record form for pharmacists collects all the information necessary for prescription accountability, safe return of unused medications, and meeting the federal and provincial MAiD reporting requirements.
- HLTH 1641 – Dispensing Record (Pharmacist)
For a pharmacist who dispenses a substance in connection with the provision of medical assistance in dying, to record details pertaining to the dispensing and return of unused medications.
- The affirmation of compliance with the provincial regulatory college standards have all been aligned on the left margin.
- A permanent label has been created for the return of the sealed back-up IV kit
BC MAiD Pharmacy Protocols Document and Prescription Form
The BC MAiD Pharmacy Protocols guidance document and the BC MAiD Prescription form are not available for general distribution.
The prescribing physician or nurse practitioner can access these documents by contacting the health authority care coordination service for medical assistance in dying, or the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC.
Pharmacists may also familiarize themselves with the standardized drug protocols by accessing the British Columbia Pharmacy Protocols guidance document through the College of Pharmacists secure eServices site.
- The BC Medical Assistance in Dying Pharmacy Protocols guidance document and the BC Medical Assistance in Dying Prescription form (which includes the pre-printed order and medication administration record) have been updated to include an optional medication for the Intravenous Drug Protocol.