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If the physician performing the assessment has determined that death is reasonably foreseeable, the patient will be eligible for MAID.

If a person has been diagnosed with a physical degenerative disease and has the capacity to consent, but death is not reasonably foreseeable (short- and medium-term prognosis), this person can request MAID and receive it when they are ready. This would include, for instance, a multiple sclerosis diagnosis.

If a person has been diagnosed with a cognitive neurodegenerative disease like Alzheimer’s disease, they will be eligible for MAID as long as they have decision-making capacity. However, they will not be able to receive MAID if they have become incapacitated, even if they prepared an advance request.