Substitute Decision Making Quiz

When is a substitute decision maker needed? 

How do you find the right substitute decision maker?

What if you can’t find a substitute decision maker?

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

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Substitute Decision Making Quiz

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1. A person is considered a resident's "spouse" only if that person is married to the resident.

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2. 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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3. If a resident never shared any wishes, a substitute decision maker can substitute their own wishes.

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4. The Public Guardian and Trustee can make treatment decisions for a resident who has nobody else to act as their substitute decision maker only if prior arrangements have been made by the resident.

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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. Someone named in a Power of Attorney for Personal Care can appoint another person to make decisions for the resident.

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

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8. If a resident has two equally ranked substitute decision makers, and one provides consent to treatment but the other refuses, the health care provider proposing treatment must wait for them to agree.

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9. A health care provider can ask the Consent and Capacity Board to review a substitute decision maker's consent decision.

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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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