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CAOT Legal

"Produced by the Canadian Centre for Elder Law for the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, this resource will
 • Provide a summary of key laws relevant to elder abuse and neglect • Identify obligations to respond to abuse, neglect and risk
• Identify key agencies to contact if you are concerned that an older adult is being abused or neglected
• Outline the relationship between mental capacity and the law in relation to elder abuse
• Discuss the impact of professional confidentiality obligations and privacy law on the ability of professionals to disclose an older adult’s confidential information in order to follow up on concerns regarding abuse and neglect
• Provide a list of resources."

Source: Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists


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