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.
This blog reviews – and strongly endorses – two of those recommendations made by the Law Commission of Ontario relating to powers of attorney.
On December 7, 2016 the Ontario government introduced Bill 84, Medical Assistance in Dying Statute Law Amendment Act, 2016 to fill some gaps that were outside Parliament’s authority to legislate.
Family Councils Ontario recently held its annual 2-day conference in Toronto and it was inspiring to hear about the great work being performed by Family Councils throughout the province.
What are some things a person should do upon a diagnosis of dementia?
Many people in their 20s and 30s do not have a Power of Attorney. They think if anything happened to them, their families would be able to make all decisions for them without issue. These people are mistaken.