The LCO today releases its Final Report on Legal Capacity, Decision-making and Guardianship.  The LCO’s Final Report recommends a comprehensive plan to reform Ontario’s laws and policies regarding powers of attorney, guardianship and health care consent.  This project responds to public concerns regarding misuse of powers of attorney, elder abuse, excessive intervention in the lives of persons who have disabilities to make independent decisions, barriers to access to justice, and the widespread lack of understanding about Ontario’s complex laws in this area.

The LCO will formally present its Final Report to the Government of Ontario at a ceremony to be held at the Law Society of Upper Canada at 5:00pm, March 8th, 2017.

You can view the report here.