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
Date Written: 1992
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.
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