Webinar to provide insight on physician-assisted suicide laws

On April 24, Toronto health lawyer Mary Jane Dykeman will be part of an expert panel to provide an update on the law around physician-assisted suicide following the Supreme Court of Canada’s landmark decision in Carter v. Canada.

In the 90-minute webinar presented by Osgoode Professional Development, Dykeman, partner with Dykeman Dewhirst O'Brien LLP, and her fellow panellists, Marshall Swadron of Swadron Associates and Dr. Kerry Bowman, a well-known clinical ethicist, will provide insight on the current rules around end-of-life decision-making, the Carter test: when is physician-assisted suicide permissible, implications of the decision for doctors and health-care organizations, as well as conscientious objection and the physician’s ability to refuse.

Speakers will also outline potential federal and provincial legislative responses to the decision, and will discuss federal Bill C-581 and Quebec’s Bill 52.

The session will run from noon – 1:30 p.m. EDT and will include an online Q&A with the panellists.

For more information or to register, visit the Osgoode Professional Development website.

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