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In today’s health care environment, consent, capacity & substitute decision-making remain fundamental issues for those working in the area.  As a health care professional or advisor, you face complex questions on these challenging concepts.  Issues of informed consent, powers of attorney, capacity assessments, when to call the OPGT and preparing for a hearing before the CCB are matters you face on a routine basis, but the questions surrounding them seem far from “routine.”

Designed with direct feedback from those working on the front lines in health care, this program will provide you with the critical knowledge and practical strategies you need to confidently manage the risks and meet your obligations.  You will hear about:

  • The law that guides your actions: how it all fits together
  • Advance care planning and informed consent under HCCA
  • Where does the authority for a capacity assessment come from?
  • The role of the CCB: what applications can be made and by whom?
  • Reaching out to the OPGT to determine if there is a property guardian or court-appointed personal care guardian
  • Managing conflict between family members/substitute decision-makers
  • The role and scope of authority of substitute decision-makers
  • Best practices for dealing with privacy issues related to the release of personal health information
  • The role of patient wishes, advance care plans and other documents in consent



  • Jane E. Meadus, Staff Lawyer, Institutional Advocate, Advocacy Centre for the Elderly


  • Amy Cappuccitti, Team Leader, Intake & Treatment Decisions Units, Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General, Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee
  • Dr. Carole Cohen, MDCM, Clinical Director, Community Psychiatric Services for the Elderly, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Mary Jane Dykeman, DDO Health Law
  • D’Arcy J. Hiltz, Barrister & Solicitor
  • Sarah Jones, Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General, Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee
  • Alyssa Lane, Institutional Advocate , Advocacy Centre for the Elderly
  • Michael D. Newman, Vice-Chair, Senior Lawyer Member, Consent & Capacity Board
  • Mercedes Perez, Perez Bryan Procope LLP
  • Judith A. Wahl, Wahl Elder Law
  • Barbara Walker-Renshaw, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP


Fees include attendance, program materials, lunch and break refreshments.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Cancellations and Substitutions

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 14 days notice, a $75 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.


Have questions? Read our FAQs.

Program Details

Questions on program registration?
Please contact the Registration Team at osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Questions on the program content?
Please contact the Program Lawyer:
Bernard Sandler at BSandler@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

December 9, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. EST
In Person & Webcast


Osgoode Professional Development Centre,
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON

Fee per Delegate

$545 + HST

Newly Licensed (2016-2019): $272.50 + HST

$745 + HST for program + Legal Risk Management in Long-Term Care
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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Managers, Administrators and Operators of Long-Term Care operations
  • Retirement Home Managers, Administrators and Operators
  • Hospital Administrators
  • Community Healthcare
  • Family health teams
  • Directors of Resident Care
  • Medical Professionals
  • Risk Managers
  • Social Workers
  • Patient care advocates
  • In-House counsel in long-term care, retirement, hospitals
  • Lawyers practicing health and/or elder law

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