A message was received from the Senate as follows:
— ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying), with the following amendments:
1. Clause 1, pages 3 to 5:
(a) On page 3:
(i) replace line 6 with the following:
“ness, other than a neurocognitive disorder, is not considered to be an illness, disease or disabili-”,
(ii) add the following after line 7:
“(2.1) Subsection 241.2(2.1) of the Act is repealed.”,
(iii) add the following after line 18:
“(3.1) Subparagraph 241.2(3)(b)(ii) of the Act is replaced by the following:
(ii) signed and dated before or after the person was informed by a medical practitioner or nurse practitioner that the person has a grievous and irremediable medical condition;”;
(b) on page 4, replace line 13 with the following:
“(ii) signed and dated before or after the person was informed”;
(c) on page 5,
(i) replace line 30 with the following:
“(3.2) For the purposes of subsections (3) and (3.1), the medical”,
(ii) replace line 33 with the following:
“the requirement set out in paragraph (3)(h) or (3.1)(k), as the case may be, if”,
(iii) by replacing line 37 with the following:
“(1) and all other safeguards set out in subsection (3) or (3.1), as the case may be,”.
2. Clause 3, page 8: Replace lines 28 to 38 with the following:
“(2) The portion of paragraph 241.31(3)(a) before subparagraph (ii) of the Act is replaced by the following:
(a) respecting the provision and collection of information relating to requests for and the provision of medical assistance in dying, including
(i) the information to be provided, at various stages, by medical practitioners, nurse practitioners, persons referred to in subsection (1.1) who have the responsibility to carry out preliminary assessments, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, or by a class of any of them, including
(A) the elements considered in the course of the assessments — preliminary or otherwise — of whether a person meets the criteria set out in subsection 241.2(1), and
(B) information respecting the race of a person who requests or receives medical assistance in dying, if the person consents to providing this information,
(2.1) Paragraph 241.31(3)(b) of the Act is replaced by the following:
(b) respecting the use, analysis and interpretation of that information, including for the purposes of identifying race-based inequities and how race intersects with other forms of systemic inequality in medical assistance in dying;
(b.1) respecting the protection, publication, and disclosure of that information;”.
3. New clauses 5 and 6, page 9: Add the following after line 30:
5 (1) A comprehensive review of the provisions of the Criminal Code relating to medical assistance in dying and their application must be undertaken by a committee of both Houses of Parliament established for that purpose and consisting of
(a) 5 members who are members of the Senate; and
(b) 11 members who are members of the House of Commons.
(2) The committee is to be co-chaired by two of its members, one who is a member of the Senate and one who is a member of the House of Commons.
(3) The committee is to be established
(a) within 30 days after the day on which this Act receives royal assent; and
(b) by the end of the thirtieth sitting day of each new session of Parliament if the committee has not submitted its report in accordance with subsection (4).
(4) The committee must submit a report of its review — including a statement of any recommended changes — to both Houses of Parliament no later than
(a) September 15, 2021, if no prorogation or dissolution of Parliament occurs between the day on which this Act receives royal assent and that date; or
(b) 180 days after the day on which the committee is established, in any other case.
Coming into Force
6 Subsection 1(2.1) comes into force 18 months after the day on which this Act receives royal assent.”.