Physicians should familiarize themselves with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS) provincial standard of practice for MAID.
The NSHA provides a comprehensive FAQ about MAID for physicians.
If you receive a MAID request
If one of your patients has requested MAID, contact the NSHA’s Vice President of Medicine at 902-491-5862.
Doctors Nova Scotia also recommends contacting the CMPA (1-800-267-6522) and asking to speak to a physician advisor regarding MAID.
Providing MAID can be a rewarding but challenging experience. If you need support, contact the Professional Support Program at 902-468-8215 or 1-855-275-8215, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Billing for MAID
The Fee Committee approved permanent codes for medical assistance in dying in June 2018. It is expected that these changes will be implemented in late July.
- First and second assessments: 30 MSU/first 15 minutes, then 15 MSU/15 minutes, to a total of four hours
- Prescribing physician: 30 MSU/first 15 minutes, then 15 MSU/15 minutes, to a total of four hours
- RO=FPHN: 30 MSU/15 minutes, then 15 MSU/15 minutes, to a total of four hours
- RO=SPHN: 56 MSU
Watch for full details in the July 2018 MSI Physician’s Bulletin.