Are Your Questioning Capacity? Who Decides When Your Patient or Client Can’t?

18feb5:00 pm7:00 amAre Your Questioning Capacity? Who Decides When Your Patient or Client Can’t?PROGRAM FOR PROFESSIONALS

Event Details

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 or 847-462-0885


(Tuesday) 5:00 pm - 7:00 am CST


Belmont Village - Lincoln Park

700 West Fullerton Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60614


Attorney Amy Gjesdahl, JD

Amy concentrates her practice in elder law, with a focus on adult guardianship, probate and trust administration, and litigation for vulnerable adults against abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

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