Health and Disability – Patient rights
Powers of Attorney and Substitute Decision-Making Authorities
This webinar is Part II of a two-part review of issues related to mental capacity and substitute decision making, presented by Judith Wahl of the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE). It reviews what a power of attorney (POA) is, the different types of POAs, why you may want to prepare a POA, how to prepare a POA, when and why a POA comes into effect, what happens if you haven't prepared a POA, and the authority of the attorney named in a POA. It has information on other substitute decision-making authorities, including statutory guardianship and court-ordered guardianship, and who can be substitute decision maker for health care when there is no POA for Personal Care.
This webinar was produced in partnership with CLEO. For more information, visit Your Legal Right's Training section at www.yourlegalrights.on.ca/training.