Planning for Health Care Decisions 2022

Course Date: May 26, 2022

Full Course Materials
Total: 3h 4min
Total Ethics: 30min

Welcome and Land Acknowledgement (9:00 – 9:10)

Chelsea D. WilsonRamsay Lampman Rhodes, Nanaimo

MAiD UpdateLegal and Health Authority Perspectives (9:10 – 9:50)

  • review of the legal basis for MAiD and changes in the legislation since March 2021
  • anticipated mental health inclusion criteria in March 2023
  • general overview of BC health authority approach to a person's request for MAiD
  • integration of MAiD as an end of life option for people who request it

Tammy Dyson  Leader, Medical Assistance in Dying, Fraser Health Authority, Surrey
Julia S. Lauwers Legal Counsel, Medical Affairs & Regulatory Health Law, Vancouver Coastal Health, Vancouver

BREAK (9:50 – 10:00)

MAiD UpdatePhysician Perspective and Experience (10:00 – 10:40)

  • brief review of recent amendments to MAiD legislation and the impact of some of the significant changes
  • waivers of final consent and the new 'track 2' pathway to accessing MAiD
  • looking ahead when mental health may be the sole underlying condition for an application, update on reports from national task forces, and a peek into the possible future

Dr. Stefanie Green President, CAMAP (Canadian Association of MAiD Assessors and Providers) and Founder, SolaceBC, Victoria

BREAK (10:40 – 10:50)

Case Law Update (10:50 – 11:30)

  • review of recent significant health care planning cases 
  • recent developments in relation to provincial statutes including the Adult Guardianship Act, Patients Property Act, Representation Agreement Act, and Power of Attorney Act

Johanna E. Berry  Ramsay Lampman Rhodes, Nanaimo
Andrew Robb  Managing Lawyer, Disability Law Clinic, Disability Alliance BC, Vancouver

BREAK (11:30 – 11:40)

Issues Regarding Health Care Consent and Drafting Advance Care Plans (11:40 – 12:25)

  • legal concepts and tests for capacity and consent
    • what if there is no plan
    • what can be drafted into a plan
  • what happens when the plan meets the clinical context
  • drafting and practice tips for creating clinically relevant plans

Cari Borenko, RSW MHS  Lead, Advance Care Planning, Fraser Health Authority, Surrey
Geoffrey W. White, KC Geoffrey W. White Law Corporation, Counsel, Clark Wilson LLP, Kelowna & Vancouver

Closing Remarks (12:25 – 12:30)

Chelsea D. WilsonRamsay Lampman Rhodes, Nanaimo