september, 2022

17sepAll Day22nd Annual Case Management and Transitions of Care ConferenceConference presentation for the American Case Managers Association - IL Chapter's Annual Conference.

Event Details

Attorney Melissa Kallio, JD, CELA, will be presenting at the 22nd Annual Case Management and Transitions of Care Conference, part of the American Case Managers Association – IL Chapter.


Topic: Surrogate Decision-Making: The Ethical and Legal Considerations for Adult Patients With and Without Capacity


When a patient has an uncertain level of cognitive capacity, what is the legal hierarchy for surrogate decision-making? How can you be sure you are following the correct person’s directives? What resources can be shared to prevent the need for an emergency guardianship? This session, presented by a Certified Elder Law Attorney, will discuss such questions and review the legal remedies to pursue when all other options have been exhausted.

The discussion will be framed from a medical ethics perspective, including the principles of autonomy, justice, beneficence, and non-maleficence.

For more information on the organization and this event, visit their website here.


All Day (Saturday) CST


Chicago, Illinois


Partner Melissa Kallio, JD, CELAAttorney Melissa Kallio, a Partner at Dutton Casey & Mesoloras, is one of only a few Certified Elder Law Attorneys in Illinois. She concentrates her practice in elder law, which includes Medicaid planning and applications, adult guardianship estates, trust and estate administration, and estate planning. Melissa also serves as a court appointed Guardian ad Litem (GAL) and counsel for Respondents in guardianship estates. She frequently presents to attorney, consumer, and healthcare professional groups on a variety of elder law topics.[email protected]

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