- About us
- What is advance care planning?
- How to complete an advance care plan
- Queensland advance care planning forms
- ACP resources
- Information for GPs
The Queensland Government is encouraging patients and the community to discuss their health care wishes with their doctor.
Your patients may ask you about advance care planning in general or their Advance health directive, Enduring power of attorney, Statement of Choices or forms to revoke enduring documents.
New Advance health directive (AHD) and Enduring power of attorney (EPOA) forms were approved for use in Queensland from 30 November 2020. If an AHD or EPOA was made correctly using an older version of the form and it was valid, it will continue to be valid. For more information, please read Frequently Asked Questions about the new EPOA and AHD forms and when you should use them.
The Statement of Choices provides you with another advance care planning tool which you can offer your patients. The Statement of Choices is used in all care environments across Queensland.
The Statement of Choices Form A and Form B includes a section for a Doctor's review and signature. Refer to the Doctors guide to signing the Statement of Choices document (PDF, 611.02 KB).
If advance care planning is initiated with patients in the hospital setting, information will be included in the discharge summary provided to the patient's GP listed in the medical record.
Copies of advance care planning documents provided to the Office of Advance Care Planning will be clinically audited and uploaded to the patient's Queensland Health electronic hospital record, and can be accessed via the ACP Tracker in The Viewer (a secure web-based application enabling access to key patient information).
The ACP Tracker is helping clinicians in Queensland health public hospitals, Queensland Ambulance Service and authorised GPs to provide quality end-of-life care. Click to view a video about the ACP Tracker.
Clicking on the ACP icon from within The Viewer will launch the ACP Tracker enabling direct access to advance care planning documents uploaded by the Office of Advance Care Planning, and viewing of Queensland Health advance care planning comments/interactions.
GPs can register for access to the Health Provider Portal (and The Viewer).
The Office of Advance Care Planning will notify the person’s primary GP about any advance care planning documents uploaded to The Viewer.
The Statement of Choices form:
Information and guidance on the use of Medicare Benefits Schedule Items for advance care planning in general practice can be found here.
If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact us:
Office of Advance Care Planning
PO Box 2274, Runcorn Qld 4113
Phone: 1300 007 227
Fax: 1300 008 227
The Office of Advance Care Planning is funded by the Queensland Department of Health and can provide assistance with advance care planning information and resources for consumers and health professionals.