An Advance Care Directive is a legal document that allows people over the age of 18 years to convey their instructions and preferences for future medical care, welfare, living arrangements, personal matters and end of life.
It enables you to appoint one or more substitute decision-makers to make these decisions on your behalf if you are unable to do so for yourself (for example when you no longer have legal capacity). An Advance Care Directive replaces any Medical Power of Attorney or Powers of Guardianship which may be in place.
An Advance Care Directive is automatically ineffective on your death and does not overlap any authority granted in your Will.
Contact one of our experienced lawyers to discuss your wishes.