Incapacity in Canada: Review of Laws and Policies on Research Involving Decisionally Impaired Adults

Incapacity in Canada: Review of Laws and Policies on Research Involving Decisionally Impaired Adults

Author by Dr. Cheluchi Onyemelukwe

Journal/Publisher: The American Journal Of Geriatric Psychiatry

Volume/Edition: 21

Language: English

Pages: 314 - 325

Abstract

In Canada, as in the United States, the legal frameworks governing research involving adults incapable of providing informed consent are beset by gaps and ambiguities. In both countries, federal laws and policies relevant to the regulation of research involving decisionally incapable adults interact in complex ways with provincial or state laws. To alert researchers to these complexities and to urge law reform, this review provides a comprehensive account of the federal and provincial/ territorial legal frameworks relevant to research involving decisionally incapable adults in Canada.


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