This session will discuss the types of decision-makers authorized by Illinois law to make decisions on behalf of a disabled adult including agents under Powers of Attorney, trustees, guardians, and health care surrogates. Before you can successfully work with these decision-makers, you need to (1) understand whether the decision-maker is legally entitled to make the decision at issue, and (2) know the extent of a decision-maker’s authority and what ethical standards he or she should apply when making decisions. This presentation will discuss these issues, and more, along with questions commonly asked of elder law attorneys.
Presented by: Amy Gjesdahl, JD, Elder Law Attorney
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Time: 5:00 pm-5:30 pm, registration and dinner; 5:30 pm-7:00 pm presentation
Location: Belmont Village, 700 West Fullerton Ave., Chicago, Illinois
Continuing Education and Registration: This program awards 1.5 continuing education credits to Illinois nurses, professional counselors, and social workers. A $10.00 fee, payable to Elderwerks Educational Services, is requested from all registrants prior to the event. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-462-0885