4. Spouse, partner or relative in the following order:Fourth in the hierarchy is a spouse, partner or relative in the following order:Spouse or partner; Child if age 16 or older, the parent or custodial parent of the client, or the Children’s Aid Society; Parent who has only a right of access; Brother or sister; and Other relative.
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17Hierarchy of substitute decision-makers5. A public guardian or trustee is the substitute decision-maker of last resort.In the absence of these people or if two equally ranked substitutes can’t agree, a public guardian or trustee is appointed as the substitute decision-maker.Health care practitioners can rely on assurances from the person who states that he is the substitute decision-maker. A formal statement is not necessary.A person under statutory guardianship may apply to the Consent and Capacity Board for a review of a finding of incapacity.