Health Care Consent: How decisions are made if you are incapable

The Health Care Consent and Care Facility Admission Act outlines the requirements for health care consent. This law came into effect in February 2000 and describes the rights of patients, as well as how decisions are made if a patient is determined incapable.

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Health Care Consent and Care Facility Admission Act, health care, health care decision, health care decisions, health care planning, capability, incapable of consenting, committeeship, Public Guardian and Trustee, representation agreement, advance care plan, advance directive, temporary substitute decision maker, TSDM, adult guardianship