Protection of Conscience Project
Protection of Conscience Project
www.consciencelaws.org
Service, not Servitude

Service, not Servitude

Canada

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia

Policies relevant to freedom of conscience

Links and annotations

Full TextCMA Code of Ethics and Professionalism
 
Full TextTransfer of Care
Professional Standards
(27 May, 2016)
 
Project Annotations

The policy describes physician-initiated transfers of care.


Full TextMedical Assistance in Dying
Professional Standard
(13 October, 2017)
 
Project Annotations

Read in conjunction with Professional Standards Regarding Transfer of Care, the policy appears to use the term "effective transfer of care" as a synonym for "effective referral."  That is: the  policy demands that a physician unwilling to kill a patient or help the patient commit suicide must find a physician who will do so and arrange for that physician to take over the care of the patient for that purpose.  Many physicians who object to euthanasia or assisted suicide for reasons of conscience would find this requirement unacceptable.