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Decision-Making & Representation Act: 
A Course for Lawyers

Inclusion NB creates opportunities for people with an intellectual or developmental disability and their families to live full and valued lives in all aspects of society. We work to ensure that all people have the option to choose the supports they need to live meaningful lives and participate in their communities as valued and contributing members.

Lawyers interested in continuing professional development in the areas of human rights advancement, future planning, personal, and financial management, health law, and adult decision-making. The course provides an in-depth look at the legal procedures and processes surrounding the new act. 

Designed for:

Supported Decision-Making & Representation Act (SDMRA)

This course provides information to New Brunswick lawyers about the Supported Decision-Making and Representation Act, which came into effect on January 1, 2024. It explains the reasons behind the law reform concerning adult decision-making, focusing on  advancements in human rights. The course also outlines the Act’s fundamental purposes and principles, examines the concept of decision-making capacity, and details the procedures for utilizing the Act’s three primary methods for assisting adults who require support with decision-making. 

Duration: 3 hours
Cost: $125
Format: Online, Self-Paced

Course Highlights

About Inclusion NB
Part 1: Background to the Course
Part 2: SDMRA Overview
Part 3: Decision-Making Assistance Authorizations
Part 4: Supported Decision-Making Orders
Part 5: Representation Orders
Part 6: Capacity Assessments
Part 7: Record-Keeping Requirements
Part 8: Reliance by Third Parties on Decisions
Part 9: Infirm Persons Act Orders

Many thanks to the New Brunswick Law Foundation for the
financial support to develop this course.

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