Law Commission of Ontario – Older Adults Project

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Earlier this month the Law Commission of Ontario released an Interim Report and Draft Framework for public feedback for the law as it effects older adults.  The Framework professes to assist in evaluating new or existing laws, policies and practices to ensure that the circumstances and experiences of older adults are ...

Screening Tests: Don’t be Fooled

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

"Capacity” is a legal construct, not a medical diagnosis, and therefore, it can be difficult to determine. Despite this, the medical profession has influenced the area of capacity and using medical parameters, has developed “screening tests” intended to be guidelines or “red flags” to investigate further. The most ...