Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) Panel Standards Most of the subjects of applications before the CCB receive legal aid assistance. LOA has established panel standards for LAO’s panel of lawyers appearing before the Board. Panel Standards set out requirements for admission to and continued standing on the consent and capacity certificate panel.
Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (PG&T) PG&T is part of the Social Justice Services Divisions of the Ministry of the Attorney General, Ontario, Canada. The Office is responsible for protecting mentally incapable people, protecting the public's interest in charities, searching for heirs, investing perpetual care funds, serving victims of crime, and dealing with dissolved corporations.
Information and Privacy Commissioner/Ontario (IPC) The IPC acts independently of government to uphold and promote open government and the protection of personal privacy. The IPC’s mandate includes resolving appeals from refusals to provide access to personal health information and investigating privacy complaints about information held by government organizations.
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario CPSO has developed a policy statement to help physicians understand the consent to medical treatment process. The statement summarizes obligations faced by physicians under the 1996 Health Care Consent Act (the Act) and sets out College guidelines aimed at assisting physicians to comply with certain requirements of the legislation.
College of Nurses of Ontario CNO has published a practice guideline on consent (PDF) which provides an overview of the major features of the legislation, pertinent definitions, the steps nurses need to take to obtain consent and the Guidelines for Nurses Advocating for Clients Found Incapable of Making Certain Decisions. It does not address consent under the Mental Health Act.
Canadian Legal Information Institute CANLII is a source of free access to primary legal material, including the CCB's Reasons for Decisions, created for the Federation of Law Societies of Canada by the University of Montreal's LexUM team at the Centre de recherche en droit public (Public Law Research Centre).
International Academy of Law & Mental Health IALMH is "founded on the belief that issues arising from the interaction of law and mental health can best be addressed through multidisciplinary and cross-national approaches, drawing on law, the health professions, the social sciences, and the humanities."
The Advocacy Centre for Elderly:
The Advocacy Centre for the Elderly is a community based legal clinic for low income senior citizens. ACE is managed by a volunteer board of directors at least half of whom are seniors. ACE is funded through Legal Aid Ontario and is the first legal clinic in Canada to specialize in the legal problems of seniors.
ACE provides direct legal services to low-income seniors, public legal education, and engages in law reform activities. ACE services and activities are in relation to areas of law of special importance to the seniors' population.