UPDATE Sep 9, 2013: There’s been a new development in the case of the 69-year-old Toronto-area stroke patient that Seniors at Risk reported on last year.
In June 2013 the man’s wife launched a court appeal of the decision that had been rendered by the Consent and Capacity Board (CCB). The CCB confirmed that Marilyn Nelson is the legal substitute decision maker for her husband Arthur Hippe by virtue of him having appointed her to be his power of attorney for personal care. However, the CCB also ordered Ms. Nelson to consent to the doctors’s proposed treatment plan.
The latest court documents reveal the story.
A previously reported case in Ontario has moved into the court room. The hospital, doctors and staff are named as parties in a civil suit brought by the spouse of a man who is being detained in a hospital against his will, and that of his spouse and power of attorney, and his family.
Court documents reveal violation of legal rights by the health care providers, as well as intimidation, coercion, threats and mistreatment of (more…)