Substituted Consent/ Decision Making Training

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Substituted Consent/ Decision Making Training

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    DDA has been mandated by the D.C. Council to secure guardians for all of the persons DDA serves.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The mental ability to understand the nature and implication of a decision as well as the ability to communicate that decision clearly is: 
    • A. 

      An advance health care directive

    • B. 

      Durable power of attorney

    • C. 

      Capacity

    • D. 

      A petition

  • 3. 
    The psychological assessment should state the psychologist’s opinion regarding the person’s capacity in the following areas:  medical treatment, life planning, habilitation, residence, finances and other types of treatment (PT, OT, etc.). 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    DDA will review and determine the person’s needs for decision-making during:
    • A. 

      Initial/ new ISP

    • B. 

      Annual ISP

    • C. 

      Immediately for emergencies

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Once aware of the need for emergency or urgent care, DDA is responsible for filing emergency or urgent care guardianship petitions with the courts within _____ business days.
    • A. 

      Emergency 3; urgent 3

    • B. 

      Emergency 3; urgent 10

    • C. 

      Emergency 5; urgent 7

  • 6. 
    Upon determining an individual’s need for the assistance of a guardian, the Service Coordinator should immediately begin the guardianship request process by drafting the Routing and Approval Form with the date of identification of the need and emailing it to the SPCD Division Director.   
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The least restrictive decision making alternatives include full and limited guardianship.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    When completing the guardianship application package, the provider should return signed and notarized medical and psychological affidavits to DDA within ten business days.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    All information regarding the substitute consent/ decision-making aspects of the persons served by DDA should be documented in the ISP and MCIS.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    If a person has the capacity to identify an individual that he/ she would like to serve as his/ her substitute decision maker, DDA should attempt to secure an advance health care directive or a durable power of attorney. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False