Vulnerable Persons Standard

The Canadian Down Syndrome Society supports the Vulnerable Persons Standard.

The Vulnerable Persons Standard is a series of evidence-based safeguards intended to protect the lives of Canadians. The Vulnerable Persons Standard will help ensure that Canadians requesting assistance from physicians to end their life can do so without jeopardizing the lives of those who are susceptible to abuse and coercion.

We encourage you to show your support for the Standard by adding your name to our list of Canadians who are calling on Parliamentarians to ensure that federal policies for permitting physician-assisted death under the Criminal Code incorporate the VPS safeguards.

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