Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)

Horizon Health Network supports the right to medical assistance in dying as set out in legislation introduced by the Government of Canada on April 14, 2016 and amended on March 17, 2021. We will do so while always ensuring patients and families are provided with appropriate care which is respectful of their dignity and their autonomy. 

Medical assistance in dying describes the situation where a physician or nurse practitioner prescribes or administers medication to a competent and consenting adult to intentionally bring about their death. 

Horizon has established a process, in collaboration with the New Brunswick Department of Health and Vitalité Health Network, to support medical assistance in dying in the most appropriate way possible, in a patient’s home or in the hospital. 

Learn more:

  • Talk to your health care provider about your situation to know your options.
  • If you do not have a health care provider or prefer not to discuss medical assistance in dying with that provider, please contact the Medical Assistance in Dying Program by phone at 1-833-883-6243 (toll free) or by email at