As the national professional association, CASW's role extends to advocacy on the federal level for the inclusion and protection of the social work profession in regards to the emerging legislation. CASW is not a regulatory body and does offer practice guidelines specific to MAiD. For specific information, consult your provincial regulatory body.
CASW successfully advocated for the explicit inclusion of social workers for protection in the Criminal Code of Canada on the issue of Medical Assistance in Dying. The Criminal Code now states: