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


Consent Quiz

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1. 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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2. Informed consent can be obtained over the phone.

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3. Any regulated healthcare provider can obtain informed consent for any treatment proposal.

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

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

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

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7. 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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8. A person who has made a Power of Attorney for Personal Care document can no longer make his or her own treatment decisions.

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

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