Planning for Health Care Decisions - Implications for Your Practice


Course Date: May 25, 2018

Course Agenda ▼

Welcome and Introduction 

D. Peter Ramsay, QC — Ramsay Lampman Rhodes, Nanaimo 

The Legal Framework 

  • MAiD
  • health authorities

Penny A. Washington Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, Vancouver 

Pysician Perspective and Experiences 

  • assessments
  • provision of MAiD
  • challenges providers and patients face
  • what lawyers need to know when advocating for their clients

Dr. Ellen Wiebe — Clinical Professor, Department of Family Practice, University of BC, Vancouver 

Case Challenges 

  • criteria for eligibility for MAiD under the federal law
  • issues arising in the Lamb case

Jay Aubrey — Counsel (Litigation), BC Civil Liberties Association, Vancouver

Break

Consent — Personal and Substituted 

  • statutory default
  • representation agreements
  • advance directives
  • committee of the person
  • involuntary admission Mental Health Act 
  • health authority and physician form

Penny A. Washington — Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, Vancouver 
Geoffrey W. White — Geoffrey W. White Law Corporation & Counsel, Clark Wilson LLP, Kelowna & Vancouver 

Consent — Drafting 

  • how best to ensure client's wishes are respected
  • dealing with multiple agreements and authorizations

Jay Aubrey — Counsel (Litigation), BC Civil Liberties Association, Vancouver
Penny A. Washington — Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, Vancouver
Geoffrey W. White — Geoffrey W. White Law Corporation & Counsel, Clark Wilson LLP, Kelowna & Vancouver 

Closing Remarks 

D. Peter Ramsay, QC — Ramsay Lampman Rhodes, Nanaimo

Total: 3h 8min