Surrogate Decision-Making: Who Decides When a Patient Can’t?

26sepAll DaySurrogate Decision-Making: Who Decides When a Patient Can’t?Programs for Professionals

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This in-service is for staff only.

Presenter: Kathryn Casey, JD, CELA

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.


September 26, 2019 All Day CST(GMT-05:00)


Certified Elder Law Attorney Kathryn Casey, JD, CELA

Katie is one of only a few Certified Elder Law Attorneys in Illinois. She has practiced exclusively in elder law since 2004. Her practice includes probate and trust administration, estate planning, special needs planning, long term care planning, Medicaid applications, and nursing home issues.

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