Healthcare Law

Please Note:

  • New 2021 course descriptors and updates are being uploaded incrementally throughout the year. 
  • Legal course modules are designed to comply with annual CPD requirements for Solicitors (20 hours legal CPD).
HEALTHCARE LAW

Wardship and Enduring Powers of Attorney An update December 2021 (Click link for more information)

Module descriptor will be published shortly. To book this lecture/e-lecture please follow the link provided.

Wardship - Practice and Procedure - An update December 2020 (Click link for more information)

This one hour lecture deals the various procedures available to practitioners in bringing Warship applications. It sets out the test for Wardship as laid down by Order 67 of The Rules of the Superior Courts and The Lunacy Regulation (Ireland) Act 1871. The lecture also explains how to bring an application for an Intended Warship pursuant to Section 11 of the Act and explains what a temporary Ward is.

The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 – An update December 2021 (Click link for more information)

Module descriptor will be published shortly. To book this lecture/e-lecture please follow the link provided.

Capacity & The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 - An update December 2020 (Click link for more information)

The issue of capacity arises in numerous areas of law such as wardship, powers of attorney, the loss of capacity arising from accidents/medical negligence and the protection of vulnerable persons. The Assisted Decision-Making Capacity Act 2015 introduces a number of new concepts relating to the issue of capacity, decision making and self-determination. This one hour lectures evaluates the aims and objectives of the Act.

Dealing with Vulnerable & Elderly Clients - An update December 2019 (Click link for more information)

Issues relating to capacity, dignity, personal autonomy, 'Best Interests' and the individual’s  personal rights often arise in relation to the law surrounding vulnerable and elderly clients. The question of what is meant by the Best Interests principle is often interpreted differently by care givers, medical practitioners and lawyers.

The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015: How will consent change? (Click link for more information)

The introduction of The Assisted Decision-Making Capacity Act 2015 raises numerous questions in relation to the definition of consent. This one hour lecture focuses on the issue of consent in the context of the Act and analyses some recent case law on the topic.

The Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act – 2015 (Click link for more information)

This short module introduces the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 which was signed into law on 30th December 2015. The enactment of this Act has been long-awaited and was a long time in the making. The measures in this Act dramatically alter the landscape surrounding the law on capacity in Ireland and it brings about the long-awaited repeal of the Victorian-era Lunacy Regulation (Ireland) Act 1871 and the Marriage of Lunatics Act 1811.

Legal Issues in End-Of-Life Care (Click link for more information)

Module descriptor will be published shortly. To book this lecture/e-lecture please follow the link provided.

The Regulation of Nursing Homes An update 2020 (Click link for more information)

In the Republic of Ireland, approximately 30,000 persons live in a long-term residential care setting. There are three broad categories of nursing homes – public, private and voluntary and there are approximately 584 nursing homes in the Republic of Ireland. Consequently, various legal issues arise for the owners and operators of nursing homes such as registration, regulation and inspections. This one our lecture gives an overview of the current law relating to nursing homes in Ireland.

Elderly clients & The Fair Deal Scheme (Click link for more information)

The Fair Deal Scheme was introduced as a result of the closure of the Nursing Home Subvention Scheme which closed to new applications on October 27th 2009. Many questions of law arise in relation to the working of the scheme. This one hour lecture covers some of the practical problems which arise in the context of the scheme and how those can be dealt with. 

Capacity, Wardship & Powers of Attorney - An update December 2017 (Click link for more information)

This one hour lecture gives an overview of the relevant legislation, conventions and case law pertaining to capacity, wardship and powers of attorney. 

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