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

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3. A substitute decision maker needs to be capable, willing, and available in order to make decisions for a resident.

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

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6. When making a treatment decision for a resident, a substitute decision maker must consider a resident's wishes before considering the resident's best interests.

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

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10. A substitute decision maker can ask the Consent and Capacity Board for permission to depart from a resident's known wish.

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