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Mental Capacity Law Conference 2019

Monday, 2 Sep 2019
Vida Law, the New Zealand Law Foundation and Thomson Reuters are pleased to provide details of the Mental Capacity Law Conference 2019, a full day conference to be held in seven centres across New Zealand in September 2019. The conferences are aimed at lawyers, health professionals and others working with people who may lack capacity to make certain decisions.


Topics to be covered at the conferences include:


  • Introduction to capacity law
  • Ethical, relational and cultural elements of capacity
  • Capacity and Māori 
  • Assessment of incapacity 
  • Best interests – a standard for decision-making 
  • The Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988: an overview 
  • Providing health or disability services to people who lack the capacity to consent 
  • Enduring Powers of Attorneys and court-appointed guardians
  • Children and capacity
  • Participation in research
  • Donation of human tissue

Speakers include:

  • Professpr John Dawson
  • Dr Hinemoana Elder
  • Dr Anthony Duncan
  • Alison Douglass
  • Iris Reuvecamp


For more information please email or head to Eventbrite to register

CPD Hours:
Location: Wellington Napier Nelson Christchurch Dunedin Hamilton Auckland
City: National
Branch: National
Member price: $569.25