Substitute decision-makers for capable individuals over the age of 16

Any capable individual, age 16 or older, may choose to authorize another capable individual, age 16 or older, to be their substitute decision-maker for the purposes of Part X.80 For example, a 17-year-old working with an advocate could make this advocate her substitute decision-maker, by presenting a written, signed statement to the service provider. The advocate could then consent on her behalf for a collection, use or disclosure of her personal information.

 

80. CYFSA, s. 301(1)