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Consent and Capacity Law for Health Practitioners and Lawyers


Wednesday, 19 March 2014 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM (EDT)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
1-2 people from the same organization Ended $125.00 $0.00
3 or more people from the same organization Ended $99.00 $0.00

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Description:Overview of Relevant Legislation [Health Care Consent Act, Substitute Decisions Act, Mental Health Act]

  • The Various Definitions of “Capacity”
  • Who Assesses Capacity—When and Why?
  • The Occasional Requirement of Consent to Assess Capacity
  • How to Assess Capacity:
    • Substantive considerations
    • Legal Considerations
  • After the Capacity Assessment, What Happens Next?
  • Charting!
  • Identifying the Correct Substitute Decision-Maker
  • The Legal Requirements of Substitute Consent
  • Consent and Capacity Board Hearings
  • Preparing for them
    • Keeping them as short as possible
    • After the Hearing

Obtaining informed consent to treatment decisions [as well as decisions about admission to a care facility] is the cornerstone of an ethical health practice—not only for physicians but also for nurses, therapists, dentists and all other regulated health practitioners.

But, it takes a detailed knowledge of the relevant legislation that is not thoroughly taught as part of the practitioners’ education or qualification to practice. This in-depth programme, taught by an experienced, well-know health law lawyer, will give you the tools to avoid mistakes and aggravation, as well as to ensure your patients or clients receive the legal and ethical quality of care you want them to have.

 Outcome: Knowledge-based understanding of current letter and spirit of the law on matters of competency, liability and patients’ rights; Answers to questions of participants

This course is an unaccredited group learning activity as defined by the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Unaccredited group learning activities are included under Section 1: Group Learning (unaccredited activities) and qualify for .5 credits per hour.

Since these courses and webinars are unaccredited group learning activities and have not received any industry sponsorship, they can be recorded as unaccredited group learning activities within Section 1 of the MOC Program.

Who this course is for: Hospital administrators; Chiefs of physician services; health care lawyers
Pricing: $125 per registrant; $99 per person if two or more from one organization including pre-read material, access to Powerpoint slides and/or transcript afterwards.


Mark Handelman

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