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Refusing Health Care: What are my Rights?

Refusing Health Care: What are my Rights?

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 can consent on my behalf? How can I be pro-active and plan? And MORE!

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produced by
Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre and Registry
produced in
last reviewed
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.
resource type
future health care decisions, doctors & health care providers, health care decisions, health care planning, consent to medical care, consent to treatment, incapable of consenting, representation agreement, advance directive, temporary substitute decision maker (TSDM), committee of person, DNR, life support, euthanasia, resuscitation