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End-of-life care

The Act Respecting End-of-Life Care sets out an overall, integrated vision of palliative and end-of-life care.


It ensures that persons at the end of life can have access to quality care and support to suit their situation in the final stage of life, particularly by preventing and relieving suffering.

End-of-life care as defined under the Act comprises:

  • palliative care, including continuous palliative sedation
  • medical aid in dying