Background Paper – Informed Consent/Guardianship

Resource materials from the recent National Association of QMRP presentation Making a Difference: Washington D.C.’s Efforts to Promote Alternatives to Guardianship by Catherine Hayes and Tina Campanella.

Background Paper – Informed Consent/Guardianship Project is a short paper which provides an overview of a project undertaken by the Quality Trust, representatives of the Washington D.C. government, provider and advocacy groups who came together in 2003 to form a workgroup to discuss guardianship and informed consent concerns for people being supported by the service system in Washington D.C. Goals of the workgroup include identifying and promoting alternatives to full guardianship that will decrease the number of individuals at risk of losing their rights through a full guardianship and developing training and resource materials.


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