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  • Effective September 10, 2012, Section 5126.043 of the Ohio Revised Code, the statute on decision making for DD services and programs, was amended.  The amendment strengthens the presumption of competency for individuals with developmental disabilities.  It also allows an individual to choose a representative to receive information and make decisions on the individual's behalf.  Finally, when a guardian has been appointed, the statute reinforces the principle that the individual retains the right to participate in decisions, that the individual's preferences shall be considered by the guardian and that the guardian shall make decisions consistent with the individual's best interests and preferences. 


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