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Cancelling my Advance Care Directive

Cancelling my Advance Care Directive

You cannot alter your Advance Care Directive once it has been finalised and signed by you, any substitute Decision-Makers and a witness.

If you want to change your Advance Care Directive you will need to cancel (revoke) your original Advance Care Directive and fill in a new Advance Care Directive Form.

You can cancel your Advance Care Directive if you still understand what it will mean for you if you cancel your Advance Care Directive.

If you complete the form Cancelling my Advance Care Directive, your Advance Care Directive will be revoked.

To complete a new Advance Care Directive click here.

If you are no longer able to complete a new Advance Care Directive because you no longer understand what an Advance Care Directive is and what it will be used for the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal can be asked to consider your decision to cancel your Advance Care Directive.

 

Remember, if you: 

  • Cancel your Advance Care Directive but don’t write a new one – give a copy with the completed Cancelling my Advance Care Directive Form to everyone who has a copy of the original, including Subsititute Decision makers, your doctor or health service
  • Write a new Advance Care Directive – give certified copies of the new Advance Care Directive to appointed Substitute Decision-Maker(s), family, health practitioners, hospitals and anyone else who has a copy of the old one.

JAMES’ STORY:
When James found out he had cancer he wanted to update his Advance Care Directive to reflect his specific wishes about his care. James completed the Cancelling my Advance Care Directive Form and signed it in front of an independent authorised witness. James made sure his GP, who was the only person he had ever given a copy to, received the Cancelling my Advance Care Directive Form and his new Advance Care Directive.