Consent-Related Resources

PoET seeks to realign decision making with Ontario’s Health Care Consent Act, which requires that the patient/resident be kept at the center of decision making. PoET helps to ensure that long term care residents receive wanted and beneficial treatment, and do not receive unwanted or non-beneficial treatment.

What to Know When You Get Sick

When you get sick lots of people – doctors, nurses, family, and friends – will be wanting you to get better. This is what you need to know.

The PoET Project responds to our basic ethical obligation: to provide treatment that patients want and can benefit from; don’t provide treatment patients don’t want and can’t benefit from. Core to this is providing culturally sensitive care founded upon patient consent. In Ontario, there are a number of important resources for determining consent, provided here for your reference.

Consent and Capacity Board (CCB)

  • Applying for a Review of a Finding of Incapacity Regarding Treatment (Form A Info)
  • Applying for a Review of a Finding of Incapacity regarding Admission to a Care Facility and/or Personal Assistance Services (Form A Info)
  • Applying to Be Appointed a Representative to Make Decision(s) with Respect to Treatment, Admission to a Care Facility and/or Personal Assistance Services (Form C Info)
  • Applying to Determine Whether or Not the Substitute Decision Maker has Complied with the Rules for Substitute Decision Making (Form G Info)
  • Form G


The Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (OPGT)

  • Powers of Attorney Kit (POA Kit)
  • Powers of Attorney Questions and Answers (Q&A)
  • Making Substitute Health Care Decisions – The Role of The Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (Role of PGT)