Advance Care Directive – Part 2 – Instructional Directives

Advance Care Directive - Part 2 - Instructional Directives

In Advance Care Directives you are able to include Values Directives and Instructional Directives to provide your Medical Treatment Decision Maker with guidelines on what you would like to happen should you lose capacity and are unable to make medical decisions on your own. An Instructional Directive should only be completed if you know exactly…

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Advance Care Directive – Part 1

Advance Care Directive – Part 1

We often mention Appointment of Medical Treatment Decision Maker documents in our Estate Planning discussions. The Appointment of Medical Treatment Decision Maker (AMTDM) is the document under which you can appoint a person to make medical decisions on your behalf when you no longer have the capacity to make those decisions on your own. An…

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Upcoming changes to Medical Powers of Attorney

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Currently there are two Enduring Powers of Attorney in Victoria: An “Enduring Power of Attorney”, which allows you to appoint one or more people to make financial and personal matters on your behalf. The scope of this document is quite broad. An “Enduring Power of Attorney (Medical Treatment)”, which allows you to appoint one person…

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