|Posted on May 19, 2017 at 2:30 AM|
Posted on Monday, 6 December 2010 10:54 p.m.
So far there haven't been too many problems around this process other then some of the auditors not interpreting the contract as it should be. For that reason it is important that you know the contract in case the auditor gets it wrong. The progress reports are now being managed by the DHB designated person and once again not a lot of feedback either way.
I have had a couple of discussions regarding the resuscitation orders and advance directives. To clarify it little bit more:
If a resident is deemed not to have ‘testamentary capacity’, then, in line with The Health & Disability Commissioner and Health Cert directive, the Whanau / EPOA / agent etc., CANNOT sign the Resuscitation form and it becomes a medical decision with invited input from the residents agents.
The Health & Disability Commissioner’s view is that only ‘the person’, has the capacity to consent to resuscitation themselves.
Section 18 (1) of the ‘Protection of Personal & Property Rights Act 1988’provides that the holder of an EPOA cannot refuse consent to the administering to that person of any standard medical treatment or procedure intended to save that person’s life or to prevent serious damage to that person’s health.
The resident is the only person who can consent to any resuscitation order and if they have made an advance directive regarding their resuscitation status then this will suffice unless the resident changes the orders or is deemed to no longer to have testamentary capacity.
That is it for yet another day.
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