Substitute Decision-Making

Subsitute Decision-Making

What does it mean to be a Substitute Decision-Maker?

This may be a difficult time for you, when a family member or friend is ill and no longer capable of making decisions about his or her treatment and the kind of care he or she might want. Someone else must make those decisions for him or her. That person is the Substitute Decision-Maker. But who will that be? And how does the substitute decision-maker get to make decisions for a loved one?

Our Substitute Decision Maker brochures include information about the Legislation that guides decision-making for people who are not able to make treatment decisions for themselves.

The Role of the Substitute Decision-Maker: Making Health-care Decisions for Others

Substitute Decision-Making: A quick guide for health-care consumers & and health-care providers

You may also consult with our Clinical Ethics team for more support. Learn more.