Program Chair

Jane Meadus

Staff Lawyer, Institutional Advocate, Advocacy Centre for the Elderly

Endorsed by

Health Leadership & Learning NetworkAFHTO: Association of family health teams of OntarioCanadian college of health leaders

In today’s healthcare environment, consent, capacity & substitute decision-making remain fundamental issues for those working in the area.

As a healthcare professional or advisor, you face complex questions on these challenging concepts.

Issues of informed consent, powers of attorney, capacity assessments, when to call the OPGT and preparing for a hearing before the CCB are matters you face on a routine basis, but the questions surrounding them seem far from “routine.”

Designed with direct feedback from those working on the front lines in healthcare, this program will provide you with the critical knowledge and practical strategies you need to confidently manage the risks and meet your obligations.

Can’t Make the Date? Registration includes 120-day unlimited, online access to the recorded program.

What You’ll Learn

The law that guides your actions: how it all fits together

Advance care planning and informed consent under HCCA

Where does the authority for a capacity assessment come from?

Reaching out to the OPGT to determine if there is a property guardian or court-appointed personal care guardian

The role of patient wishes, advance care plans and other documents in consent

The role of the CCB: what applications can be made and by whom?

Managing conflict between family members/substitute decision-makers

The role and scope of authority of substitute decision-makers

Best practices for dealing with privacy issues related to the release of personal health information

The role of patient wishes, advance care plans and other documents in consent

Who Should Attend

Managers, Administrators and Operators of Long-Term Care operations

Retirement Home Managers, Administrators and Operators

Hospital Administrators

Community Healthcare

Family health teams

Directors of Resident Care

Medical Professionals

Risk Managers

Social Workers

Patient care advocates

In-House counsel in long-term care, retirement, hospitals

Lawyers practicing health and/or elder law


Program Chair

Jane Meadus

Staff Lawyer, Institutional Advocate, Advocacy Centre for the Elderly




Recorded: Dec 5, 2022

$595 + TAX

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CPD Hours
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Substantive 5h 45m
Professionalism 1h
Total6h 45m

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