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Sub Decision-Making for Emergency Care Medical Affidavit


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The purpose of this policy is to establish the standards and guidelines by which the Department on Disability Services (DDS), Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA), will obtain substitute healthcare decision-makers for individuals receiving supports and services from DDA who have been assessed to lack the capacity to make or effectively communicate medical decisions for themselves, and who: (1) have emergency care or urgent care medical needs, and (2) do not have an identified substitute healthcare decision-maker.