Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre and Registry

Nidus is a non-profit, charitable organization incorporated in 1995 by community organizations and citizens involved in a grass roots law reform of adult guardianship - creating the Representation Agreement Act and health care consent legislation. Nidus was established as a resource for informing and assisting the public with Representation Agreements and other personal planning tools.

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This fact sheet provides an overview of Enduring Power of Attorney as a tool for financial and legal planning. It provides examples. It answers basic questions such as capability requirements, when to make it and why, ...
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This Nidus fact sheet is an introduction to the Representation Agreement which is governed by the Representation Agreement Act. It describes the areas of authority that may be included in a Representation Agreement, the ...
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At this page, you will find links to information and forms for Representation Agreements - RA9 and RA7. Select according to the heading/photo that fits your situation. We recommend you read the information section ...
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This fact sheet is about your rights as an adult (age 19 or older) to give or refuse consent to health care. How is health care defined? What is required for informed consent? How incapability to consent determined? ...
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This fact sheet explains how decisions are made in BC if an adult is incapable of informed consent to health care. Albert has problems during surgery. He has no Representation Agreement. A health care provider must ...
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Amendments to British Columbia’s Power of Attorney Act, affecting Enduring Powers of Attorney, come into effect on September 1, 2011. This fact sheet highlights some of the key changes and how they may or may not affect ...
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Explains legal requirements for a valid revocation (cancellation) of an existing Representation Agreement. A Notice of Revocation form is provided with the fact sheet for personal use. A must read - making a new ...
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This detailed guide covers the significant changes to the Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) in BC as of Sept 1/11. Get informed about your options before meeting with a legal professional. Find out about new witnessing ...
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Find out how the Representation Agreement is a legal alternative to adult guardianship/committeeship in BC. Learn why guardianship happens to adults and how seniors are vulnerable. Learn the differences between private ...
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