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Changes to Medical Treatment Laws: Planning for the future

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Changes to Medical Treatment Laws: Planning for the future

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$360.00

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$480.00

CPD Units 3
  • Ethics & Professional Responsibility
  • Professional Skills
  • Substantive Law
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This important program is essential for lawyers in private practice and health practitioners working collaboratively in advance care planning with their clients. This insightful program will encourage a shift in thinking to better assist clients to engage in effective advance care planning.

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Program Overview

  • Changes to medical treatment laws: Planning for the future - Wednesday 13 Jun
    • 2:00 PM Registration
    • 2:25 PM Conference opening and welcome
      Chair: Jacquie Goodwin, lawyer, LIV Elder Law Section
    • 2:30 PM Medical Treatment Planning Decisions Act: An overview

      This session will provide a detailed overview of changes to medical treatment laws in Victoria following the commencement of the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 (Vic) (the Act), includingadvance care directives (ACDs), substitute and supportive decision making and legal implications for health practitioners who do not comply with the Act.

      Learning objectives:

      • gain an understanding of the options available to your clients to effectively plan for their future medical treatment
      • build knowledge of the types of advance care directives available and the legal effect of non-compliance with such directives
      • understand and evaluate the statutory hierarchy for medical treatment decision makers for persons without decision making capacity
      • gain insights into the validity of refusal of treatment certificates and other planning instruments executed prior to the commencement of the Act

      Proposed speaker: Bill O’Shea, chair, LIV Elder Law Committee

    • 3:30 PM Drafting advance care directives

      Building on session 1, this discussion uses different case studies and scenarios to demonstrate how to draft best practice ACDs. This session will also address considerations for briefing medical practitioners in relation to the assessment of decision making capacity and liaising with medical practitioners in relation to the witnessing of ACDs.

      Learning objectives:

      • develop an understanding of the witnessing requirements for executing ACDs
      • identify the importance of careful drafting in creating effective ACDs
      • assess situations where clients may benefit from having their wishes for future medical treatment expressed in an ACD
      • develop strategies to identify and avoid common mistakes in drafting ACDs

      Speaker: Mr Phil Grano, Principal Legal Officer, Office of the Public Advocate

    • 4:30 PM Afternoon tea
    • 4:45 PM MTPD and the ethical solicitor

      This interactive session focuses on the complexities and issues relating to acting for older clients, as well as those interested in planning for their future medical care.

      Learning objectives:

      • identify and advise on the various options available to your clients to plan for their future in a way that meets their individual needs and circumstances
      • identify and assess decision making capacity for making medical treatment decisions, appointing a medical treatment decision maker and making an ACD
      • develop strategies for managing the expectations of a clients’ advocate/carer/family members, as well as an awareness of undue influence
      • develop strategies for acting at VCAT when disputes arise over medical treatment decisions

      Proposed speaker: Kathy Wilson, principal, Aitken Partners

Further Details

  • Full Description

    This important program is essential for lawyers in private practice and health practitioners working collaboratively in advance care planning with their clients. This insightful program will encourage a shift in thinking to better assist clients to engage in effective advance care planning.

    Watch LIV's video interview with Bill O'SheaChair, Elder Law Committee, Law Institute of Victoria on changes to medical treatment laws in Victoria.

    View information on the LIV Capacity Guidelines and Toolkit - Available at the LIV book shop and at Law Books.

  • Speakers

    Bill O’Shea, chair, LIV Elder Law Committee

    Claire McNamara, Office of the Public Advocate 

    Kathy Wilson, principal, Aitken Partners

    Jacquie Goodwin, lawyer, LIV Elder Law Section

  • Learning Outcomes

    By attending this seminar, you will:

    • Gain critical insights into the operation of medical treatment laws in Victoria following the commencement of the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016
    • Understand the importance of careful and concise drafting of ACDs to ensure they give effect to your clients’ wishes
    • Understand the relevant capacity tests for medical treatment decision making and executing ACDs
    • Build knowledge and awareness of what is involved in establishing an ‘elder law’ practice.