Legislatively Mandated Consent Option for Individuals Residing in Community Based ICFs/IID

The legislatively mandated Surrogate Decision-making Program (SDMP) authorizes Surrogate Consent Committees (SCCs), comprised of trained volunteers, to provide written informed consent for individuals residing in community based ICFs/IID who have been assessed to lack the capacity to make certain treatment decisions for themselves and have no legal guardian or actively involved family members serving as Surrogate Decision Makers (SDMs) or the treatment decisions are beyond the scope of the SDMs.

The SDMP facilitates compliance with Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 42 and state ICF/IID rules regarding protection of individuals rights.

For the list of treatment decisions that a SCC can make see the HHS SDMP webpage.

Watch for upcoming training event announcements.

For questions about SCCs, or if you want to volunteer to serve on a SCC, email SDMP Manager Randy Rowley or call 512-438-4306.