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What is a capacity assessor?

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:

  • doctors,
  • Registered Nurse or Registered Nurse (Extended Class),
  • psychologists,
  • registered social workers, and
  • occupational therapists.
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