Capacity Quiz

When do you know if someone is capable of making a treatment decision? 

Is capacity all-or-nothing?

Who can evaluate capacity?

Take the capacity quiz to find out how well you understand treatment decision making capacity in Ontario

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Capacity Quiz

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1. Health care providers are not responsible for ensuring that substitute decision makers are capable of providing consent.

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2. Residents have the right to appeal a finding of incapacity.

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3. To be capable, a person must have the ability to understand information related to the treatment decision, and the ability to appreciate the consequences of their decision.

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4. A resident can be incapable of making a particular treatment decision in the morning, and then capable of making the same decision in the afternoon.

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5. Regulated health practitioners who find a resident incapable of making a treatment decision are required to follow their regulatory college's guidelines in providing information.

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6. A substitute decision maker can consent on a resident’s behalf, even if the resident is capable.

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7. A resident can be capable of making one decision and incapable of making another decision, at the same time.

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8. Capacity should be evaluated at the time that something is proposed - not before.

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9. A resident's substitute decision maker can decide whether or not the resident is capable of making treatment decisions.

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10. A resident is incapable of treatment decisions if they were incapable of admission to long-term care decisions.

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