Archive for the ‘Power of Attorney’ Category

Consent for Treatment and Conflicts between Substitute Decision Makers: Options for Resolution

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

As per the Health Care Consent Act (HCCA), and equally applicable to the Mental Health Act (MHA), capacity to consent to treatment is defined as: A person is capable with respect to a treatment if the person is able to understand the information that is relevant to making a decision about the ...

The ‘Sister Act’

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

I am currently working with two wonderful sisters who are in their 90’s. Neither ever married, neither had children and all other family has pre-deceased them. These ladies have been completely independent, living on their own in a rented apartment, where they have lived since the building was constructed almost ...