Clarity regarding decisions surrounding your health is of critical importance to both your family and your healthcare providers. In British Columbia, a Representation Agreement specifies who has the right to make these healthcare decisions on your behalf, including refusal of life support directives. This is especially valuable for individuals with no spouse or children, or if their children are in conflict with one another or would not make clear decisions.
Depending on how the Representation Agreement is prepared, the authority of a designated representative can include:
Ensure that your personal medical decisions are made by someone you trust with a properly detailed Representation Agreement by an experienced notary. Contact us today at 604.682.8988 to find out more.
Advance Directives document instructions for doctors, nurses, and other health-care providers for an adult’s future health care. That ensures their wishes will be carried out if he or she is unable to express them in the future.
An advance directive is valuable when:
Call us today at 604.682.8988 for advice and help with your family’s personal planning documents.