Advance Health Directive

Advance Health Directive

An Advance Health Directive is a document which deals with the management of a person’s health decisions once they lose capacity. It deals with significant health decisions, including life sustaining measures and can be particularly useful in circumstances where a person is in the final stages of a terminal illness.

An Advance Health Directive is often called a “Living Will”.

It is useful because it not only provide clarity to family and Medical providers as to a person’s wishes, but also can help take the guilt out of difficult decisions prior to a person passing.

There is some formality with an Advance Health Directive. It must be created with the cooperation of a person’s Doctor who must sign the document after having consulted with the person. It also needs to be witnessed by an appropriate witness such as a Justice of the Peace, Commissioner for Declarations, Lawyer or Notary Public.

An Advance Health Directive is strongly recommended for anyone who is elderly or who receives a diagnosis of a potentially terminal illness.

Should you need someone to help guide you through the process or discuss your options, please contact us.

Mark Lillicrap
Principal

Mark Lillicrap DBL Solicitors

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