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 when does it come into effect, when does it end, ...
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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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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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Learn why guardianship happens to adults and how seniors are vulnerable. Learn the differences between private and statutory (the government/state) guardianship. Find out how the Representation Agreement is a legal ...
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This fact sheet is critical for those acting in the role of attorney for a spouse, family member or friend. It explains what authority you have depending on the wording in the Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA). It ...
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This site provides information about types of planning, and legal documents such as: representation agreements, enduring powers of attorney, and advance directives. It also provides education on: health care consent, ...
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