This presentation is about the basics about Health Care Consent and Advance Care Planning and who is the decision maker for health care; the resident or the residents' Substitute Decision Maker and why. As well you will discover what Capacity to make a treatment decision means and who determines if a resident is mentally capable.

This toolkit was produced for use of the Ontario Hospital Association and is intended to provide health care professionals with a general understanding of mental health law issues with an overview of the legislation that governs the provision of mental health in Ontario. It should not be used in place of legal advice.  It does describe key legislation such as the Mental Health Act, Health Care Consent Act, Substitute Decisions Act and the Personal Health Information Protection Act.  It reviews the issues of consent to treat and determining capacity to consent and the role of Substitute Decision Makers.

This toolkit is designed for improving the patient/client and provider experience, care effectiveness and value, through system improvement continuously over time. This toolkit is for primary care practices that choose to include Advance Care Planning as part of their annual quality improvement plans.

This presentation provides a synopsis of Ontario law for legal capacity and decision making and guardianship.

The purpose of this document is to clarify when and how a physician can obtain a patient’s consent to treatment and what constitutes consent.

This Position Paper provides the background to this collaborative group as well as a brief description of why Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent education for health care professionals is needed and beneficial in South East Ontario.  5 pages.

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario is leading the Health Care Consent and Advance Care Planning Community of Practice (HCC ACP CoP) and are calling for members to come forth from across Ontario.  Please see the pdf document for a copy of this groups Terms of Reference.  

This toolkit by Donna Scott, and supported by Regional Geriatrrics programs of Ontario.

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