Palliative care


The Act Respecting End-of-Life Care was passed on June 5, 2014 and assented to on June 10, 2014. The provisions of the Act that are set out on this page came into force on December 10, 2015.

The information on this page does not replace that of the official legislation.

Persons covered

Palliative care is given to persons of all ages who have a serious and incurable illness that may lead to their death in the foreseeable future. It is not limited to cancer sufferers.

Palliative care is also for those close to the patient, particularly as regards support, psychosocial assistance and respite, in all phases of the illness and bereavement.

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