The Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act (AGTA) provides options and safeguards to protect vulnerable adults who may want assistance or are not able to make all of their own decisions. It provides a range of options from supported decision-making or co-decision-making to full guardianship and trusteeship.
The Office of the Public Guardian recognizes the key role that registered nurses have with individuals who require decision-making support. Under the AGTA, registered nurses may receive three-day intensive training to become designated capacity assessors.
Examples of the ways this legislation impacts members include:
The Health Information Act (HIA) deals with complex issues concerning the collection, use, disclosure and protection of health information used in the health-care system. It provides individuals with the right to request access to health records in the custody or control of custodians and covers the actions of affiliates.
All regulated members of CARNA are custodians for the purposes of the HIA unless they are an affiliate of another custodian.
Examples of custodians include:
Registered nurses employed by these organizations are affiliates.
An "affiliate" is:
Learn more about the Health Information Act and what you should know about Netcare and Privacy Impact Assessments.