June 15, 2021 from 12:30 pm-4:00 pm EST
Speaker: Robert Solomon, LLB,LLM
This workshop will provide a review of Canada’s challenging legal expectations, the legal obligations of practitioners and clinicians, and the impact it has on professionals practicing in the field of mental health today. Participants will learn the legal principles governing consent and capacity to consent to treatment, counselling and care. It will cover the role of management policy and the legal expectations of the clinician, as well as the role of consent forms, statutory ages of consent, the broad definition of capacity, and the general principles governing the exercise of substitute consent.
In the conclusion, suggestions on some common sense rules for anticipating and avoiding legal problems and negligence liability. Reference will be made to the leading Canadian cases and the relevant provincial legislation.
On-line streaming event