Region 1 Crisis Diversion
Joanne O’Connell, MA
Why would someone need an HCR? If people with intellectual/developmental disabilities are not capable of making their own healthcare decisions, they can choose someone to make decisions for them. If they are unable to choose someone, the ISP team can choose a qualified person as the HCR for times when surgery is being considered, a person’s health is failing, or they need multiple health supports. This class also covers POLST, Advance Directives, HIV Testing, and feeding tubes.
Required for Service Coordinators , Foster Providers, Residential and Vocational Staff who may need to assist DD individuals in obtaining an ISP-Team Appointed Health Care Representative.