Consent Quiz

Do you know when consent is required? 

Do you know who can and who cannot provide it?

Who must ask for it?

Take the consent quiz to find out how well you understand consent to treatment in Ontario

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Consent Quiz

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1. Consent must be in writing.

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2. A written signature from the decision maker shows that informed consent was obtained.

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3. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario requires informed consent for all "Do Not Resuscitate" or "DNR" orders.

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

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5. Capable residents have the right to refuse treatment - even if health care providers think it would be beneficial, or life-saving.

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6. Physicians cannot provide consent for treatment for their patients.

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7. Even if a resident is capable, informed consent for treatment must also be obtained from the person named in the resident's Power of Attorney for Personal Care document.

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8. When equally ranked substitute decision makers disagree, the healthcare provider can go to the Public Guardian and Trustee for consent.

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9. Ontario's Health Care Consent Act includes principles that substitute decision makers are to follow when making treatment decisions for someone else.

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10. Informed consent can be obtained over the phone.

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Please note: The information contained in these quizzes is not intended to be used as medical or legal advice.