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Join Iowa DD Council for Part One of "Understanding Supported and Substitute Decision Making, Powers of Attorney, Legal Guardians and Conservators: Office of the Public Guardian" on July 23...Understanding Supported and Substitute Decision Making, Powers of Attorney, Legal Guardians and Conservators: Office of the Public Guardian – A Two Part Series (Part One) Please join us on Tuesday, July 23, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. CST, for the initial installment of a two-part series in our Iowa PASRR Technical Assistance webinars. We'll offer an in-depth overview of substitute decision making issues and the importance of considerations as part of admission to any out of home care setting. We’ll discuss the various types of decision making support and substitute decision makers including Powers of Attorney, “activation” of Powers of Attorney, the differences between these and Court Ordered Legal Guardians and Conservators, how substitute decision making is impacted by mental health/illness, cognitive capacity and overall health status of the individuals we serve, and many questions that arise as we try to understand the differences, similarities, and implementation issues involved with each type of substitute decision making. PASRR frequently identifies a need for individuals to undergo an assessment and/or evaluation process about the need for designation of Substitute Decision Makers. We'll explore the issues and address some of the many questions that our attendees may have. We'll be joined by Jennifer Donovan of the Iowa Office of the Public Guardian, who will share her knowledge with us and facilitate improved understanding of some of the many issues that frequently arise. We hope it will further empower you to help individuals in Iowa enhance their quality of life! The webinar will be moderated by Maximus Program Director, Brad Goodin, Associate Program Manager, Amanda Kaiser, and Lila Starr, PASRR Program Manager for Iowa HHS.Register in advance for this webinar:REGISTER HERE: | 2:00 p.m. CST on Tuesday, July 23 ... See MoreSee Less
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