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


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 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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3. If a resident has no higher ranked substitute decision makers, but one child is older than the other, the eldest child will be the substitute decision maker.

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

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

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

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

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