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Health Care Consent: Your Rights and the Law

Health Care Consent: Your Rights and the Law

This fact sheet is about your rights as an adult (age 19 or older) to give or refuse consent to health care. How is health care defined? What is required for informed consent? How incapability to consent determined? When is consent not required? Who qualifies as a health care provider?

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produced by
Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre and Registry
produced in
last reviewed
February 2018 i Last date reviewed by a qualified expert to ensure content up-to-date. See "Tips" in Clicklaw content criteria (bottom of pageside menu) for details.
resource type
Health Care Consent and Care Facility Admission Act, health care, health care decision, health care decisions, health care planning, capability, incapable of consenting, committeeship, Public Guardian and Trustee, representation agreement, advance care plan, advance directive, temporary substitute decision maker, TSDM, representative