Posted by Ravi Gulati | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 05-06-2016
1. Mentally capable people have the right to refuse life sustaining treatment.2. People over 16 can express legally binding advance wishes regarding treatment acceptance or refusal in a power of attorney for personal care.3. People should openly discuss their advance wishes with their attorneys for personal care. They should also make sure that the attorney can be found quickly in an emergency and has access to the power of attorney document.4. As currently drafted the proposed amendments to the Criminal Code do not allow people to empower an attorney to consent to assisted death on their behalf. Whether people should be allowed to do so is contentious, and the law could change as it is debated in Parliament.
Source: Medical Assistance In Dying – What Financial Advisors Need To Know – Family and Matrimonial – Canada -http://preview.tinyurl.com/jjfwvpm