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Intellectual disabilities legislation an improvement, but may leave some too vulnerable, says lawyer

Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 3:21 PM | By Terry Davidson

Nova Scotia is set to see new legislation giving adults with intellectual disabilities more freedom and independence after current laws were deemed unconstitutional last year by the province’s highest court.

Michelle Morgan-Coole, MMC Legal ServicesBut one disabilities lawyer  — who is mother to two adult kids with disabilities — fears it will go too far in granting autonomy to those compromised and vulnerable adults who genuinely need assistance and guidance in leading their daily lives.

The Adult Capacity and Decision-Making Act was introduced on Oct. 2...