What Is A Capacity Assessment?

Capacity Assessment is the formal assessment of a person’s mental capacity to make decisions about property and personal care. Under the Substitute Decisions Act, many situations require capacity assessments to be conducted by specially qualified assessors who must follow specific guidelines. 

Simply, if an individual is found capable, then that individual will continue to manage their property, finances and/or personal care. If the individual is found incapable, then the office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (PG & T) will take over and become that individual’s legal guardian.  If there is a family member or a friend of the incapable individual interested to take over and become the legal guardian (with the agreement of the incapable individual), then we can direct them to apply to replace the PG&T as a statutory guardian. Click the button below to know more about this process.

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