It can be hard to talk about what might happen if you become very unwell, but it will give you and your loved ones peace of mind knowing that your wishes can be known and respected.
As part of your advance care plan, you can choose to complete the following forms:
This form focuses on your wishes, values and beliefs. It will be used in discussions between your doctors and those close to you if you are unable to make those decisions yourself. It provides comfort for you and your loved ones to know your choices in advance so they can be respected. This form must be signed by you (Form A) or a substitute decision maker (Form B) and also your doctor. Read more and download the Statement of Choices form.
This legally binding form appoints a family member or friend (you can nominate more than one), who is called your attorney(s), to make important decisions for you when you are unable to do so. You must sign the form and your signature must be formally witnessed by a Justice of the Peace, Commissioner of Declarations, Lawyer or Notary Public. Each attorney must sign the form to accept your power. You can read more and download the Enduring Power of Attorney form online from the Department of Justice and Attorney-General.
The Enduring Power of Attorney forms are currently under review by the Department of Justice and Attorney General. The existing forms are still valid for use.
This legally binding form records your decisions and your consent for future health care in specific situations for a time when you may be unable to communicate. It must be signed by you and your doctor and your signature must be formally witnessed by a Justice of the Peace, Commissioner of Declarations, Lawyer or Notary Public. You can read more and download the Advance Health Directive form online from the Department of Justice and Attorney-General.
The Advance Health Directive form is currently under review by the Department of Justice and Attorney General. This form is still valid for use.
If an interpreter/translator is involved in the signing of an Advance Health Directive (AHD) or Enduring Power of Attorney (EPOA) document, they must:
Office of Advance Care Planning
PO Box 2274, Runcorn Qld 4113
Phone: 1300 007 227
Fax: 1300 008 227