Ontario's Proposed Consent Laws: 1. Consent and Capacity, Substitute Decisions, Advance Directives and Emergency Consent

Canadian Medical Association Journal, Vol. 146, pp. 829-32, 1992

Posted: 14 Sep 2017

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Peter A. Singer

University of Toronto

Sujit Choudhry

Center for Constitutional Transitions; Center for Global Constitutionalism, WZB Berlin Social Science Center

Date Written: 1992

Abstract

In the spring of 1991, the Ontario government introduced a legislative package that will fundamentally change the way health care is practiced in Ontario and, if copied, elsewhere in Canada. The Consent to Treatment Act, the Substitute Decisions Act, the Consent and Capacity Statute Law Amendment Act and the Advocacy Act are the culmination of almost a decade of work by three provincial governments. This article describes and evaluates the main provisions of the Consent to Treatment Act and the relevant sections of other bills.

Suggested Citation

Singer, Peter A. and Choudhry, Sujit, Ontario's Proposed Consent Laws: 1. Consent and Capacity, Substitute Decisions, Advance Directives and Emergency Consent (1992). Canadian Medical Association Journal, Vol. 146, pp. 829-32, 1992. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3026346

Peter A. Singer

University of Toronto ( email )

Toronto, Ontario M5S 3E6 M5S 3G8
Canada

Sujit Choudhry (Contact Author)

Center for Constitutional Transitions ( email )

HOME PAGE: constitutionaltransitions.org

Center for Global Constitutionalism, WZB Berlin Social Science Center ( email )

Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin, 10785
Germany

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