Decision-Making Checklist

Decision-Making Checklist (Part of Informed Consent of Adults with Developmental Disabilities)

Tool Objective

This tool provides background information for primary care providers regarding decision-making capacity of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It also provides an Informed Consent Checklist and sample questions to guide the primary care provider’s assessment of a person’s capacity for giving or refusing consent.

Developed by

Dr. William F. Sullivan, Prof. John Heng, Marika Korossy, with input from Dr. Greg Gillis, Maria Gitta, Dr. Renata Leong, Hugo Sher (2011)

The Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Program is currently in the process of updating this 2011 practice resource to reflect the Primary care of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities: 2018 Canadian consensus guidelines (Canadian Family Physician, Vol 64: April 2018). Updated practice resources are scheduled to be launched in October 2018.