February 8, 2022

BC Updates Visitation Guidance for Long-Term Care and Assisted Living

Introduction The BC government has released an updated guidance for visitors in long-term care and assisted living. This blog is an update to the January 25th CCEL blog post BC Creates Temporary Changes to Visitation Rules for Long-Term Care.This blog will not discuss the entire guidance for visitor rules. This Read more…

February 1, 2022

Freedom to Make Decisions

On December 1, 2021, the Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL) held a Disability Rights Gathering in Vancouver, BC. The gathering was a part of our Engaging People Living with Dementia Project. The goal of the project is to change how healthcare decision-making is approached so that people living with Read more…

January 28, 2022

Parentage Law Reform Project Committee begins its review parentage rules applying when assisted reproduction isn’t used

At the January 2022 meeting of BCLI’s parentage committee, the committee began its review of how part 3 of the Family Law Act deals with parentage when assisted reproduction hasn’t been used. As a judge recently observed, “[p]art 3 of the FLA contains two different regimes for parentage: one regime Read more…

January 27, 2022

January 2022 Newsletter: New Year, New Us!

2021 had many challenges. We are all happy that it has now come to an end, and we look to 2022 as offering new hope and new opportunity. 2022 marks 25 years since the BCLI first opened its doors in 1997. While so much has changed in the past 25 years, our steady commitment to excellence in law reform continues.

January 25, 2022

BC Creates Temporary Changes to Visitation Rules for Long-Term Care

Introduction On December 31st, 2021, the Provincial Health Officer made a temporary verbal order changing the visitor restrictions for long-term care. The temporary verbal order does not apply to assisted living. The pre-existing Visitor Guidance, effective October 12, 2021, sets out the visitor restrictions in Assisted Living, and these rules Read more…