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Power of Attorney for Personal Care

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Can anyone else decide that I am mentally incapable of making personal care decisions?

Yes. Sometimes the decision that you are mentally incapable is not up to your attorney or anyone else you name. This is true in situations concerning your:

  • health treatment,
  • admission to a long-term care facility, or
  • need for personal assistance services, such as bathing and eating, while you are in a long-term care facility.

However, if this happens you have the right to have the decision reviewed by the provincial Consent and Capacity Board.