Legal Aspects

coverimage_legalOccasionally patients in the ED may no be able or willing to consent to treatment.  In such situations it is important to understand the implications, use, and limitations of the Mental Health Act and the Healthcare Consent Act – this legislation is province specific.  This module will focus on legal aspects of emergency care in Ontario only.

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Acknowledgements:  Alexandra Stefan MD (Author), Paula Cleiman MD (Peer Reviewer)