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Flu vaccination campaign
(November 14, 2019) The flu vaccination campaign is in full swing. People aged 75 and over and their close relatives can receive the preventive vaccine for free; it is available to the general public for a small cost. Can an incapable person give their consent to this medical treatment? It depends. Only if they understand the nature of the treatment, its risks and benefits, and the disease it’s meant to treat or prevent. This is what is known as voluntary and informed consent.
What to do when a mandatary is behaving badly?
(November 11, 2019) You pay a visit to your uncle, who is incapable, to wish him a happy birthday. Your uncle has a homologated protection mandate that designates his brother as his mandatary. During your visit, you quickly notice that his living situation leaves a lot to be desired: He tells you he’s not eating enough, he’d like some warmer clothes for the winter, and he hasn’t heard from his mandatary in a long time.
Tabling of the Curateur public’s 2018-2019 Annual Report
(November 8, 2019) Minister of Families Mathieu Lacombe tabled the Curateur public du Québec’s 2018-2019 Annual Report in the National Assembly on November 5.