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 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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This fact sheet answers questions based on BC law about health care consent. Can I refuse health care? What does it mean to be capable of informed consent? Can I request assistance with dying? If I am incapable, how who ...
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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 page provides an overview of the types of legal planning adults can do: To have a say over matters affecting your life and death; To ease the burden on others (who need to know and may need legal authority to ...
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This fact sheet is about statutory property guardianship, how it happens and the rights of adults to end it. These rights are outlined in the Adult Guardianship Act. The rights also apply to adults who are under ...
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Statutory property guardianship is also known as public guardianship. This video discusses planning tools and other tips for avoiding the need for statutory property guardianship.
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Nidus encourages everyone to make a Will. However, there are some situations where an individual may be considered not mentally capable to make a Will. This fact sheet explains who has legal authority to settle an ...
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Overview of key issues and documents for end-of-life planning. Links to fact sheets and other web pages.
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Information on federal legislation for MAiD with examples and links to related Criminal Code amendments. Links to BC resources for MAiD. Information about rights to give and refuse consent to health care. Links for ...
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Information on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) with links to fact sheet and government resources. Link to BC Patient Request form. Analysis of two court cases since federal legislation in effect - Ontario Superior ...
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