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Health Law - HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS - Treatment, authorization for - Consent

Thursday, January 12, 2017 @ 7:00 PM  

Appeal by the patient, Coburn, from dismissal of her appeal from a ruling by the Consent and Capacity Board. The respondent, Doctor Wilkie, was a psychiatrist who proposed to treat the appellant’s bipolar schizoaffective disorder with anti-psychotic and mood stabilizing medications. The proposal accorded with the view of the appellant’s treating psychiatrist, Doctor Cyr. The appellant objected to the treatment due to the side effects. She claimed that any manifest symptoms were a result of fibromyalgia and sleep apnea rather than a mental health condition. In...