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What is a co-decision making order?

On October 30, 2009, the Alberta Government passed the Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act (AGTA). This act replaced the antiquated Dependent Adult Act. The AGTA provides decision-making options for health care providers, physicians, patients and their families to use to ensure that they have consent for health care. With the creation of the AGTA, the Alberta Government...

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How is legal (in)capacity determined in Alberta?

Legal capacity addresses a person’s ability to understand the nature and consequences of making decisions that:

A) are legally binding

B) affect their rights, responsibilities, obligations, and legal entitlements, as well as those of others

Examples of these decisions include entering, buying or selling a home or business; initiating a lawsuit; and executing a Health Care Directive, Power...

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The Difference Between a Guardianship and Trusteeship Order

Many adults across Alberta are not in a position to make their own decisions regarding their personal and financial matters. In instances like these, the Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act (AGTA) permits family members and concerned parties to apply for a Guardianship or Trusteeship Order to ensure that their loved ones are not compromised or taken advantage of.

Because they both support...

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