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

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

Event Details

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.

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