OAAF Position Statement: Physician Assisted Suicide

Physician assisted suicide (PAS/MAID) for persons with mental illness is illegal in Canada.

The OAAF has endorsed the following position statement:

The Ontario Association for ACT & FACT, as a recovery oriented provincial organization of teams providing care to  persons living with severe and persistent mental illness, does not accept (due to lack of evidence) that mental illnesses are irremediable, or that requests for assisted suicide where a mental illness is the sole underlying medical condition should be supported. The OAAF holds that all people living with mental illness should be assisted to live and thrive, and be aided to find meaning and purpose in life.                                                                                                      Oct 23, 2018