According to the Substitute Decisions Act, 1992, SO 1992, c 30, an “assessor” is a member of a class of people who are designated as being qualified to do assessments of capacity.
The qualifications for a capacity assessor are set out in the following regulation to the SDA: Capacity Assessment, O Reg 460/05. According to this regulation, the following health professions are eligible to become capacity assessors:
- Registered Nurse or Registered Nurse (Extended Class),
- registered social workers, and
- occupational therapists.