Archive for the ‘Guardianship’ Category

Problems with POA for Property and Care: What’s in a Name?

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Today's blog was written by guest blogger Dr. Richard Shulman. Dr. Shulman is a Geriatric  Psychiatrist and the Service Medical Director for Seniors Mental Health Services at Trillium Health Partners (Mississauga Hospital, Credit Valley Hospital and Queensway Health Centre) and he is available for independent medical-legal capacity assessments. Dr. Shulman is an assistant professor at the University ...

The Best Interest Principle and Alternative Medicine

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Does Mother really know best? Many sick children rely on their parents for help in making treatment decisions, and more often than naught the parents and doctors are able to work together. However, when they do not agree, the parents’ right to make treatment decisions for their child can be ...

Inappropriate Guardian Compensation and Breach of Fiduciary Duty

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Nadia Osmulski needed a guardian. Her son Joe stepped in as court appointed guardian for property and personal care. Although Joe managed to ensure Nadia was taken care of, he made many decisions which were considered a breach of his fiduciary duty as guardian. While analyzing Joe’s conduct the court ...