This is an executive summary that focuses on the interrelationship between health care consent and advance care planning under Ontario law, and on related misconceptions of health practitioners and health care organizations. At common law and under Ontario legislation, informed consent is required before a health practitioner can provide treatment to a patient. Importantly, where a patient is found incapable, the requirement to obtain informed consent is not abrogated, but instead the informed consent is obtained from communications with substitute decision makers (SDMs).
This tip sheet reviews the requirements for informed consent and the hierachy of Substitute Decision Makers (SDM) listed in the Health Care Consent Act (Ontario). Requirements of SDM as per the HCCA s.20 are outlined.
This tip sheet provides details about the Health Care Consent Act (HCCA) and Advance Care Planning in Ontario. The roles of the health care practitioner, substitute decision maker and patient are outlined. "Best interests" are defined as set out by the HCCA.
This presentation is about the ABC's of Health Care Consent and Advance Care Planning (ACP) and what Lawyers and Investment Advisors should know for the work they do for clients as well as professionalism issues related to advising clients about Health Care Consent and Advance Care Planning.
This presentation given by Judith Wahl is intended to provide an overview of the key facts related to Health Care Consent and Advance Care Planning in the Ontario context of acute and primary care settings.