Agenda - November 3rd, 2020

   9:00

Welcome and Introduction by PBLI

   9:05

Chair's Welcome and Introduction

 

Deidre J. Herbert

McLellan Herbert

 

   9:10

Long-Term Care in the Time of COVID-19: From Frontlines to Reform

 

Laura Tamblyn Watts

CanAge

 

  • The crisis in long-term care in the time of COVID-19 across Canada (Lynn Valley and other examples)
  • How we got here where we are now, and how we can fix long-term care in the future
  • Practical steps for reform
  • Federal/provincial alignment, commissions and enquiries

 

   9:55

Questions and Discussion

  10:05

Morning Break

  10:20

Health Care Consent and Capacity Assessment Tribunals

 

Gregory G. Blue, Q.C.

British Columbia Law Institute

 

  • How capacity assessment tribunals work
  • Challenging assessments of mental incapacity
  • BCLI project status/findings

 

  11:00

Questions and Discussion

  11:10

Powers of Attorney and Representation Agreements

 

Andrea E. Frisby

Legacy Tax + Trust Lawyers

 

  • Advance planning matters
  • Drafting tips
  • Challenges of online execution of POAs and representation agreements

 

  11:50

Questions and Discussion

  12:00

Lunch Break

   1:00

Fraud and Abuse Against Seniors

 

Detective Tammy Hammell

Vancouver Police Department

 

  • Preventing and addressing elder abuse and neglect
  • Scams and financial exploitation of seniors

 

   1:45

Questions and Discussion

   1:55

Afternoon Break

   2:10

Multiculturalism in Elder Law

 

Isobel Mackenzie

Office of the Seniors Advocate BC

 

  • Cultural sensitivity and awareness
  • Identifying and navigating cultural norms when assisting senior clients

 

   2:55

Questions and Discussion

   3:05

Medical Assistance in Dying
 

Dr. Stefanie Green

Solace BC

 

  • The current landscape of MAiD in BC
  • The Delta Hospice Society and religious objections to MAiD

 

   4:00 Chair's Closing Remarks - Program Concludes