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This new edition provides the full text of all relevant British Columbia legislation concerning adult guardianship law, with updated commentary interpreting each section and new case law annotations. This work also includes Practice Notes prepared by leading practitioners in the field. The 2011 Annotated B.C. Representation Agreement Act, Adult Guardianship Act and Related Statutes incorporates legislative changes since the 2008 edition including the incapacity planning provisions of the Adult Guardianship and Planning Statutes Amendment Act (S.B.C. 2007, c. 34) as well as the adult abuse and health care consent legislation which come into force September 1, 2011. The following legislation is included in the text:

• Representation Agreement Act and Regulation
• Power of Attorney Act
• Power of Attorney Regulation (NEW)
• Adult Guardianship Act and Regulations addressing Abuse and Neglect, Designated Agencies and establishing the Provincial Court Adult Guardianship Rules
• Health Care (Consent) and Care Facility (Admission) Act and Regulation
• Mental Health Act and regulation
• Patients Property Act, together with the Patients Property Act Rules and prescribed form under the Act
• Public Guardian and Trustees Act and Regulations
• Community Care and Assisted Living Act and Regulations, together with the Residential Care Regulation and the Resident's Bill of Rights added as a Schedule to the Act.

About the Author(s)
Professor Robert M. Gordon is the Director of the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University and a distinguished fellow with the Canadian Centre for Elder Law at the University of British Columbia. He is also the director of the international cyber-crime research centre at Simon Fraser University and Chair of the Gerontology Centre Steering Committee. He was one of the drafters of British Columbia's adult guardianship legislation and has been involved in implementation of the legislation since 1993. Professor Gordon was a member of the B.C. Attorney-General's Legislation and Policy Group, which prepared new personal planning and revised adult guardianship legislation for the province, some of which will come into force on September 1, 2011. He is a consultant to the Public Guardian and Trustee of B.C. and has provided similar consultation services to other jurisdictions, including The Yukon. Professor Gordon was a member of the Advisory Board of the East European Guardianship Project: A Council of Europe sponsored review of the state of adult guardianship law in new European Union countries such as Poland and Hungary. Professor Gordon is the author of The Annotated British Columbia Representation Agreement Act, Adult Guardianship Act and Related Statutes (published by Carswell), and is the author and co-author of numerous other books, book chapters, journal articles and reports on adult guardianship law, adult protection law, health law, and the abuse and neglect of the elderly.