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

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 select 1 of his 3 children on temporary basis-what if disagree? Who does Albert want?

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Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre and Registry
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February 2018 i Last date reviewed by a qualified expert to ensure content up-to-date. See "Tips" in Clicklaw content criteria (bottom of pageside menu) for details.
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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 consent, committeeship, Public Guardian and Trustee, representation agreement, advance care plan, advance directive, substitute decision maker, TSDM, representative