Life Sustaining Treatment Policy

This webinar is an overview of the new DDS Life Sustaining Treatment policy including informed consent, authorization for decision making, when it is appropriate to activate a health care proxy, and the role of a guardian. The intended audience for this webinar is caregivers, families, direct support professionals, residential managers, and case managers.

This informational webinar is a collaboration of the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services and CDDER.

Presentation Slides (PDF)
Life Sustaining Treatment Policy Statement (PDF)
Life Sustaining Treatment Policy Statement (Word)

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