Three Current Challenges in LTC Legal and Ethical Decision-Making

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3-part series! 

Join this session to update your knowledge and understanding of three pressing legal and ethical issues in long-term care. We will explore medical assistance in dying (MAID), use of surveillance cameras, and consent in sexual expression with a focus on practical advice for related decision-making and the current legislative framework’s requirements.

Webinar 1
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 10:00am – 11:30am

  Legal Considerations in Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)
  • Receive an overview of the standards for physicians and nurse practitioners to legally assess requests for MAID, including expanded eligibility criteria, and of ministry-developed tools to support compliance with federal law.
  • Review policies and procedures used in homes to guide health decision-making and end-of-life planning to identify where changes may need to be made.
  • Learn about best practices related to MAID that can be incorporated into your home.
Explore the Session Speakers!
Lisa Corrente, Partner, Torkin Manes LLP Barristers and Solicitors

Webinar 2
Thursday, May 25, 2023 10:00am – 12:00pm  

  The Ever-Open Eye: Video Surveillance in LTC
  • Analyze the pros and cons of surveillance camera use in LTC homes.
  • Understand the ethical challenges attached to video surveillance in the absence of specific regulations to monitor its use, as well as how other legalities may apply, such as privacy rights.
  • Pick up practical tips that your home can use to address legal concerns.
Explore the Session Speakers!
Clare E. Burns, Partner, WeirFoulds LLP
John Wilkinson, Partner, WeirFoulds LLP

Webinar 3
Thursday, June 8, 2023
10:00am – 11:30am 

  Capacity and Consent for Sexual Expression in Persons Living with Dementia
  • Gain insight into the challenges related to assessing whether persons with cognitive impairments are legally consenting to physical affection through sexual and non-sexual forms of intimacy.
  • Enhance your understanding of the legal tests used to assess the capacity for sexual consent in persons living with dementia in long-term care.
  • Explore how to apply these tests and support residents’ rights through case studies illustrating different scenarios that may occur in a long-term care setting.
Explore the Session Speakers!
Graham Webb, Executive Director, Advocacy Centre for the Elderly

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Lisa Corrente, Partner, Torkin Manes LLP Barristers and Solicitors

Lisa Corrente is a partner in the Litigation Department at Torkin Manes LLP. As part of the firm’s Health Law Group, she advises and represents healthcare facilities and health professionals. Lisa provides assistance to long-term care homes, retirement homes, group homes, treatment foster homes and other residential care facilities and their staff members.  Lisa advises and represents these clients with respect to ministry inspections and compliance matters; licensing issues; Directors’ reviews and appeals; responding to complaints, including professional complaints and discipline proceedings; civil litigation; dealing with CAS verification decisions; tenancy disputes; privacy and requests for access to information; and the resolution of issues concerning residents and their family members. 
Lisa also provides advice and representation to various employers on matters such as wrongful dismissal litigation; human rights proceedings; employment standards complaints; preparation of contracts and policies and procedures; negotiating severance packages; compliance with accessibility standards under the AODA; pay equity; privacy and surveillance issues; conducting workplace investigations (e.g. policy violations and employee misconduct, resident abuse and neglect, discrimination and harassment, failure to accommodate and reprisals); and the resolution of workplace disputes.

Claire E. Burns, Partner, WeirFoulds LLP

Clare Burns is an experienced litigator who acts in complex and highly sensitive matters. Her practice focuses on trusts, estates and capacity litigation. In 2014, Clare received the Lexpert Zenith Award for her demonstrated excellence and thought leadership in trusts and estates.  She served as the Children’s Lawyer for the Province of Ontario from 2003 to 2008 pursuant to an Order-in-Council appointment.
As the Children’s Lawyer, Clare’s office was responsible to investigate, advocate, protect and represent persons under the age of 18 in proceedings before the courts and tribunals of Ontario. In this role, she supervised more than 11,000 cases including variations of trust, will challenges, passings of accounts, guardianships and all kinds of dependant’s relief matters. She also developed expertise in personal injury matters.
As the Children’s Lawyer, Clare appeared in the Ontario Superior Court and the Court of Appeal for Ontario on behalf of children. Notably she was counsel for the child in A. (A.) v. B. (B.), the case which determined that a child could have more than two parents.
Prior to her appointment as the Children’s Lawyer, Clare’s private practice was restricted to civil litigation. She appeared at the Ontario Superior Court (including many appearances at the Estates List), the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada and on various matters dealt with by way of ADR both in Ontario and internationally, pursuant to ICC Rules.

Graham Webb, Executive Director of the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly, LL.B., LL.M

Graham Webb, LL.B., LL.M., is a lawyer called to the Ontario bar in 1985. He is the Executive Director of the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly, a Toronto, Ontario legal-aid clinic, where he was a Staff Litigation Lawyer from 1995-2016.
He has carried civil, criminal and administrative litigation at all levels of courts and tribunals, including the Supreme Court of Canada.
Graham is a co-author of Long-Term Care Facilities in Ontario: The Advocate’s Manual, and a former editor-in-chief of the Journal of Law and Social Policy.  Graham has won an award from Ryerson University for excellence in teaching gerontology. 
He was previously Chair of the National Elder Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association, and an executive member of the Ontario Bar Association Elder Law Section.  He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Canadian Centre for Elder Law Studies.