The presentation by Laurie Borland the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee outlines the rules for Substitute Decision-Making in Ontario.  

This presentation on Consent, Capacity and Substitute Decision Making gives an overview on the various legislative acts that form the underpinning to Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent in Ontario.

Read this primer to learn about: how to prepare for Advance Care Planning (ACP) conversations with patients and Substitute Decision-Makers (SDMs) and practical information on: consent, capacity and decision-making, how to determine who the automatic SDM is for a patient and finally how to prepare SDMs for decision making about healthcare in the future.

This summary document outlines recommendations from the Law Commission of Ontario related to Health Care Consent (HCC) and Advance Care Planning (ACP) in the development of ACP resources for use in Ontario.

A Substitute Decision-Maker (SDM) is a person who will make health and personal care decisions for you. An SDM will only make decisions for you if you are found mentally incapable of making them for yourself. This guide will help you understand the process of identifying or naming an SDM.

This guide is intended to outline the information necessary for a health care provider to conduct or facilitate an Advance Care Planning (ACP) conversation with a person and their Substitute Decision Maker. This guide is not intended to be a patient education resource. This guide will provide a brief overview of ACP, introduce a template to guide the conversation and outline a process for integrating ACP conversations into practice.

This document serves as a guide for having Advance Care Planning conversations and to record wishes, values and beliefs. It is NOT consent for treatment. It will be viewed as a representation of a person’s capable thoughts and reflections therefore please use their own words.

This screening guideline is intended for Ontario agencies and institutions to evaluate the products they use and distribute related to Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent.

This document is intended as an informative guide to performing a leadership role in the health care system in Ontario regarding the topics of Health Care Consent and Advance Care Planning.  

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