End of Life Cases

 Form G Cases

(updated to March 15, 2017)

(physician feels substitute decision-maker's refusal of consent is not in patients best interests)

Click on outcome of 'board decision' or 'appeal' to find a pdf

Year Case Hospital Treatment (plan) Board Decision Appeal NewsReference
2017 Re (JEP) Ottawa DNR/Withdrawal Dismissed
2017 Re (TW) Toronto Use of Blood Products Dismissed
2017 Re (HM) Sunnybrook DNR Ordered consent
2017 Re (PS) Hamilton No escalation Dismissed
2017 Re (NS) Brampton DNR/palliation Ordered consent
2016 Re (PN) Peterborough DNR/No vent Ordered consent
2016 Re (SL) Ottawa Hospital Withdrawal Ordered consent
2015 Re (SS) Hospital for Sick Children Withdrawal Dismissed
2015 Re (SF) London Health Sciences Withdrawal Identified new SDM
2014 Re (CN) London Health Sciences Withdrawal Dismissed
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2013 Re (CA) Humber River Regional Withdrawal Ordered consent Dismissed Merle Ackie
2013 Re (JN) University Health Network Withdrawal Ordered consent
2013 Re (G) London Health Sciences Withdrawal Ordered consent not heard
2013 Re (AC) Hamilton Health Sciences DNR/No Escalation Dismissed Dismissed
2013 Re (DD) Sunnybrook Withdrawal Ordered consent not heard
2013 Re (G) Rouge Valley DNR Ordered consent not heard "Arthur Hippe"
2012 Re (GS) Ottawa DNR Ordered consent not heard "Gustav Spindler"
2012 Re (SS) Grand River Withdrawal Ordered consent
2011 Re (AK) York Central Withdrawal Ordered consent
2011 Re (SR) Trillium Palliative Ordered consent
2011 Re (S S) Grand River Withdrawal Dismissed
2011 Re (MD) St.Joes TO DNR Dismissed Dismissed
2011 Re (DW) Halton Health Withdrawal Dismissed
2011 Re (BS) William Osler Palliative Ordered consent
2011 Re (JM) London Health Sciences Withdrawal Ordered consent Dismissed (appealed) "Baby Joseph"
2010 Re (LF) Belmont House Maintain G-tube Dismissed
2010 Re (DP) Humber River Withdrawal Dismissed
2010 Re (DP) Humber River Withdrawal Dismissed
2009 Re (W) London Health Sciences Dialysis Ordered consent
2009 Re (N) Grand River Withdrawal Ordered consent
2009 Re (G) London Health Sciences Withdrawal Ordered consent Dismissed
2009 Re (E) University Health Network Withdrawal Ordered consent Dismissed
2009 Re (C) London Health Sciences Tracheostomy Ordered consent
2009 Re (B) St.Josephs Health Care Withdrawal Ordered consent Dismissed
2008 Re (L) London Health Sciences Surgical Graft Ordered consent
2007 Re (KMS) St.Catherines Withdrawal Ordered consent
2007 Re (GA) North York DNR/no Vent Ordered consent
2007 Re (EJG) Hamilton Withdrawal Ordered consent Dismissed
2007 Re (CD) North York Withdrawal Ordered consent
2005 Re (P) Niagra DNR Ordered consent
2003 Re (HJ) University Health Network Withdrawal Ordered consent Overturned CCB Decision "Joyce Holland"

Form C Cases

 (Subsitute Decision-Makers disagree about whether to consent to proposed treatment plan)
Year Case Hospital Treatment (plan) Board Decision
2015 Re(EAM) Peterborough Appointed new decision maker
2012 Re(MN) Trillium Withdrawal Appointed decision maker who agreed with physician
2008 Re(MB) Rouge Valley Withdrawal Appointed decision maker who agreed with physician
2006 Re(EB) Scarborough Feeding Tube Appointed decision maker who agreed with physician
2004 Re(IA) London Health Sciences Dialysis Declined to appoint representative

Form D Cases

 (Physician OR Substitute Decision Maker seeking direction on applicability of prior wish)
Year Case Hospital Question Board Decision
2016 Re(UH) Hamilton Health Sciences brain death Ventilation does not constitute "treatment" in context of brain death
2013 Re(JS) Lakeridge No prior wish provided Board instructed SDM to consent based on best interests
2013 Re(JR) Sunnybrook Prior wish is unclear Board declined to comment
2012 Re(SL) UHN Do former wishes re "no blood products" still apply? No Prior Expressed Wish; Ordered Consent
2012 Re(FF) Baycrest Do wishes re "no heroic measures" in POA constitute applicable wish? Patient had prior applicable wish not to prolong life
2011 Re(S) Ottawa Hospital Need for constant monitoring Board declined to give instructions
2010 Re(JC) Villa Colombo Toronto Was patient incapable at time of creating POA Prior wish applied

 

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