The physician must verify that the patient has not been subjected to external pressure in their decision-making process. The physician will ask the patient several times if they still wish to continue with the process after having made the request. The physician must, of course, provide all information required so that the patient can make an informed decision. Moreover, the physician must ensure the applicant’s ability to fully understand the situation and will do so with available means like the “Nova Scotia Criteria.” The second physician must also confirm that the patient meets all MAID requirements. This ensures that the patient is making a decision out of their own free will, without outside influence.