Personal Directives Act Chapter P-6: Breach of LegislationHome > Dependent Adult Abuse > Personal Directives Act Chapter P-6: Breach of Legislation
We fully recognize, that seniors who have suffered serious, cognitive impairment, require careful care, monitoring & protection.
However, we know of numbers of seniors, whoseÂ access to theirÂ monies &Â rights were taken from them, wereÂ detained behind lockedÂ doors because they had sufferedÂ confusionÂ & disorientation as theÂ result of a stroke, drug delirium, abuse of alcoholism,Â etc.
Because they had prepared & signed a Personal Directive, theÂ DirectiveÂ wasÂ immediatelyÂ enactedÂ duringÂ their limited time ofÂ confusionÂ &Â illness, & thus were stripped of all rights. These seniors recovered & regained competency.
However, healthÂ careÂ providers, doctors, nurses, social workers, etc. fail toÂ acknowledge theÂ regainedÂ competency, & therefore these AlbertaÂ citizensÂ continue to be denied their rights. Their right to their money,Â their personal identification, their legal right to sue their detainers,Â their right to personhood.Â Some evenÂ continue to be detainedÂ in lockedÂ units, together withÂ seriously confused personsÂ such as Alzheimer patients.
Said health care providers are disregardingÂ and are in breachÂ of the PERSONAL DIRECTIVESÂ ACTÂ CHAPTER P-6Â Continuing duty to consider capacity 21(1)Â Â Despite that a service provider is aware that a determination hasÂ been made that a maker lacks capacity, the service provider must, before providing a personal service,Â make a reasonable effort to determineÂ if the maker continues to lack capacity.
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