The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) today releases a major new report, Last Stages of Life: Final Report.  This report considers legal and policy issues that arise in the “last stage of life”, including palliative care, end-of-life care, and medical assistance in dying.

The LCO’s Last Stages of Life: Final Report is the first of two LCO reports in this area.  The second, Last Stages of Life for First Nation, Métis and Inuit Peoples: Preliminary Recommendations for Law Reform,  summarizes the LCO’s dedicated engagement with Inuit, Métis, and First Nation communities in Ontario on “last stages of life” issues.  This report will be released later this year.

An Executive Summary of the Last Stages of Life: Final Report is also available, here.  The Executive Summary will be available in French shortly.