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?

The Scarborough Hospital has prepared a Substitute Decision Maker brochure, which is a summary of the Legislation that guides decision-making for people who are not able to make treatment decisions for themselves.

Download a copy of the Substitute Decision-Maker Brochure.