Consent and Capacity Board: What Family Caregivers Need to Know (Mental Health Law Edition)

I want to know more about the Consent and Capacity Board hearing 

This online course was designed so that caregivers can understand what the Consent and Capacity Board is, what happens at hearings, what the Board can decide, and what role family caregivers can play at the hearing (hint: often you have to ask, but can in fact play a role).

If your loved one has an upcoming appeal, there's no time to waste. That's why this course was designed so that you can pop into the middle without feeling disoriented. Each section was built to stand on its own and answer a discrete set of questions.

Family caregivers often go into CCB hearings totally unprepared. They don't know the law, the process or how to help. They are nervous about being cross-examined.

 This course was designed to level the playing field.

What to expect from the course:

(1) Understand the process and what to expect during the hearing.

(2) Reduce your anxiety about the hearing.

(3) Learn what role you can play to assist the Board to decide a particular way.

What are the consequences of losing the hearing? 

Will your loved one be permitted to leave the hospital while still a risk to themselves or others? 

Will your loved one be permitted to refuse medication?

Knowledge is Power

No one cares as much as family caregivers

Table of Contents

Preparing for the Hearing
Can I be at the hearing?
How to be a Witness
Hearings About Challenging a Finding of Incapacity
Incapacity to Make Treatment Decisions
What to Expect at the Capacity Hearing
Incapacity to Make Property Decisions
Hearings About Challenging Involuntary Status
Involuntary Status
What to Expect at the Involuntary Status (Form 16) Hearing
The End of the Course
Final Remarks

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to the course?

Forever! Once you've enrolled and paid, you'll have access to the course material for as long as you need (including all updates).

If I enroll in this course, are you my lawyer?

No. This course provides information that will help you at the hearing but is not legal advice and does not mean you are hiring a lawyer. However, you are welcome to book an appointment and seek legal advice from a lawyer at our firm. We often do consults/strategy sessions with family members before CCB hearings to help them prepare. For a fee we can also attend the hearing with you or on your behalf, depending on the circumstances.

Who created this course?

This course was created by Lisa Feldstein, a health lawyer who has focused her practice on family caregivers since 2013. She has helped hundreds of family caregivers navigate the mental health and legal systems.

Knowledge is Power
Educate to Advocate

Don't be the only confused person in the room.