Archive for the ‘Power of Attorney’ Category

DNR Order Confirmation Form – A Directive is Not Enough

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Clients who have strong preferences regarding their personal care sometimes include wishes or directions for their attorney to follow in making health care decisions on their behalf. These wishes or directions may include the client’s desire that the hospital refrain from administering CPR or other resuscitation. In addition or alternatively, ...

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 ...