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Informed Consent, Competency, and Substitute Decision-Makers

Strategies for Working with Individuals with Mental Disabilities who are Survivors of Sexual Assault or Domestic Violence

This paper represents background information for a “work in progress” of the Violence Against Women with Disabilities Project. The information contained within this paper explains Wisconsin law on issues of informed consent, competency, and substitute decision-makers, such as guardians. April 2004

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