If you have a loved one with a serious mental illness, you HAVE to watch this video. It is about the primary legal tool to get a person to the hospital for an assessment.
Parents becoming guardians of their adult children often fear what will happen when they are gone.
A substitute decision-maker must be "capable" of making treatment decisions. What happens if they're not?
Who makes decisions if a patient is unable to for themselves?
The Public Guardian and Trustee (PGT) is an agency that plays a role in many matters involving consent and capacity.
In the fourth video of four part mini-series on mismanaging property, I discuss ODSP. The series is for family caregivers who have a loved one with a mental illness who is mismanaging property.
In the third video of four part mini-series on mismanaging property, I discuss joint accounts. The series is for family caregivers who have a loved one with a mental illness who is mismanaging property.
In the second video of four part mini-series on mismanaging property, I discuss guardianship of property. The series is for family caregivers who have a loved one with a mental illness who is mismanaging property.
In our 4 part mini-series on mismanaging property, I discuss powers of attorney for property. The series is for family caregivers who have a loved one with a mental illness who is mismanaging property.
A Form 3 is a legal tool completed by a physician that requires a person to stay at the hospital as an involuntary patient in a psychiatric unit.
A Form 1 is a legal tool completed by a physician that allows a person to be detained at a hospital for up to 72 hours so that their mental health can be examined.
We're excited to announce 2 online courses we’ve made specifically for families who have a loved one with a mental illness.
In November 2020 Lisa Feldstein was quoted in The Province in an article by Laura Hensley entitled "The 'extraordinary' case of Britney Spears' conservatorship".
After consultation with stakeholders, commissioning of expert reports, and some lawsuits stating that aspects of the current law are unconstitutional, the time to update Canada's MAID laws has finally arrived.
Have a family meeting. Sign the legal documents. And, by the way, your siblings are probably suspicious of you.
There are parents who describe their teenagers as “addicted” to video games. They might be right. On their path to seek help for their kids who seem lost in another world, could they have their children committed to a psychiatric facility? Perhaps.
If you know someone caring for a loved one with dementia, you have to read this blog post!
Should advance requests to medically assisted death be legal?
The term "proposed representative" is not in most people's vocabulary, and doesn't need to be. But if you are a family caregiver and the term arises, chances are there is a conflict about who makes health care decisions for a loved one.
Many people appointed under a POA do not know they have specific legal obligations, and that they could face serious financial and other consequences if they do not satisy their duties.
With the holidays comes an opportunity to spend time with family and check on how loved ones are doing. As our relatives age or enter new stages of life, some of them may face health challenges we only discover when we visit in person.
Once in a while illegal activity is not prosecuted because it appears to be in the best interests of the public. This is currently happening in Toronto, where Harm Reduction Workers set up an illegal pop-up overdose prevention site in Moss Park because they believed the opioid crisis is at a point where drug users in the city cannot wait months for a legal supervised injection site.