A heated debate about whether a 10-bed hospice in Delta should offer assisted suicide may come to a climax in February.

Delta Hospice Society, the non-profit behind the Irene Thomas Hospice in Ladner, south of Vancouver, is facing pressure from the Fraser Health Authority to offer Medical Aid in Dying (MAID) to its patients. Assisted suicide has been legal in Canada since 2016.

The non-profit says offering a lethal injection to its patients runs contrary to its constitution, while Fraser Health holds the position that patients have a right to it.

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