Mandating a person

It is a document that lets you name, in advance, one or several people to look after your well-being and manage your property if you become incapable of doing this yourself.

Everyone is urged to err on the side of caution, and immediately report all suspected cases of abuse or neglect to the DPPC at 1-800-426-9009 (1-888-822-0350 TTY) and other agencies, as appropriate.

At a minimum, all precautions should be taken to insure the immediate safety of the alleged victim.5.

On the other hand, a power of attorney (also called a "mandate" or "ordinary mandate") lets you name one or more people to act in your name even though you are capable of doing so yourself.

For example, you could sign a mandate naming your brother as the person responsible for collecting and depositing rent from your rental properties because this is convenient for you and not because you are incapable of doing it.

Yes, you can report abuse and neglect of a person with a disability even if you are not a Mandated Reporter.

As long as you report in good faith you will not be either criminally or civilly liable for making a report of suspected abuse or neglect.4.

It is the agent’s position as the principal’s authorised representative in affecting the principal’s legal relations with third parties that is the essence of agency.

The term "agency" is sometimes used more broadly, to describe both the position of an agent as representative of a principal to perform juristic acts that affect the principal’s legal relations with third parties, and also a relationship of mandate in which an "agent" is bound as mandatary to carry out some task for the principal as mandator.

It can also include financial abuse (misuse of a person’s funds), neglect (failure to attend to basic needs), and general mistreatment (isolation, physical and chemical restraints, and so on).

Mandated Reporters are persons who, as a result of their profession, are more likely to be aware of abuse or neglect of persons with disabilities.

The employee or supervisor is then responsible for reporting the abuse to the designated organization.

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