Health Care Consent & Advance Care Planning - Publications

ACE Publications

External Publications 

CLEO Publications

In co-operation with the community legal clinics in Ontario, Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) produces many helpful publications on a wide range of legal topics. Are you in Hospital for a Psychiatric Assessment? talks about what happens to a person if a doctor completes a Form 1 under the Mental Health Act.  It is also available in French -  êtes-vous á l'hôpital pour une évaluation psychatrique? Multiple copies of this publication may be ordered free of charge from the CLEO website or by phoning (416) 408-4420.

Consent and Capacity Board

The website for the Consent and Capacity Board includes information sheets about the Board and the different the types of applications that may be brought to the Board.  The website also has a series of frequently asked questions.

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC)

The IPC acts independently of government to uphold and promote open government and the protection of personal privacy.  The IPC has produced several helpful publications about personal health information, including:

National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE)

NICE is an international network of researchers, practitioners and students dedicated to improving the care of older adults, both in Canada and abroad. NICE and ACE worked together to create a Tool on Capacity and Consent (Ontario Edition) which can be found on the NICE website.

Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (PGT)

The PGT has produced a brochure called Powers of Attorney and Living Wills which is available free of charge from the PGT website or by phoning (416) 327-6683 or 1-800-366-0335. 

Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat

The Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat publishes A Guide to Advance Care Planning which is available for free on the Internet or by phoning 1-888-910-1999.

These documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF). You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print these publications. [Free Download]. If you are using a visual reader and cannot read PDF documents, please contact ACE for a hard copy of the document.