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The following information is also available for you in regards to the Advance Care Directive:

Appointing Substitute Decision-Makers

Information about appointing Substitute Decision-Makers, how many you should appoint, who to choose to be your Substitute Decision-Maker and the process for appointing Substitute Decision-Makers.

Conditions of Appointment

If you appoint one or more Substitute Decision-Makers you can place conditions on their appointment. The conditions range from the types of decisions they can make through to listing any one you wish your Substitute Decision-Makers to consult with when making decisions for you.

Authorised witnesses

See the full list of authorised witnesses including Justices of the Peace, lawyers, doctors, nurses, pharmacists.

What do I do now I have an Advance Care Directive?

Find out what you should do now including making certified copies and filling in your wallet card.

Making certified copies of my Advance Care Directive.

Your Advance Care Directive is a personal document but not a private document. It is important that your Substitute Decision-Makers, others close to you, your doctor or other health practitioners know that you have an Advance Care Directive and what it includes. The best way to do this is by making certified copies of you Advance Care Directive to give to these people.

What happens if there are problems with my Advance Care Directive?

Problems may arise in the future with or about your Advance Care Directive. A new Advice and Dispute Resolution Service has been established to assist you, your Substitute Decision-Makers, family or friends to resolve disputes which may arise in the future.

Transitional provisions for Enduring Powers of Guardianship forms.

Transitional provisions have been made which allow for the completion of an Enduring Power of Guardianship Form to be completed after 1 July, 2014, under certain circumstances.