The Law Commission of Ontario has released four commissioned research papers to support its work on legal capacity, decision-making and guardianship. Each of these areas can impact significantly on the lives and experiences of people with disabilities, including mental health-related disabilities. The four papers include:
- Health Care Consent and Advance Care Planning: Standards and Supports, written by the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly and Dykeman Dewhirst O’Brien LLP
- Decisions, Decisions: Promoting and Protecting the Rights of Persons with Disabilities who are Subject to Guardianship, written by Arch Disability Law Centre
- Understanding the Lived Experience of Supported Decision-Making in Canada: A Study Paper, written by the Canadian Centre for Elder Law
- Understanding and Addressing Voices of Adults with Disabilities Within Their Family Caregiving Contexts: Implications for Legal Capacity, Decision-making, and Guardianship, written by Dr. Bonnie Lashewicz.
For more information and to access the papers, please visit the Law Commission of Ontario website.