Advance care planning documents will only be used if a person is unable to make or communicate their decisions. People can change their mind, their plans, their Statement of Choices and legal documents at any time while they have decision-making capacity to do so.
The Statement of Choices form focuses on a person's wishes and choices for health care into the future.
Statement of Choices Form A--for people who can make their own health care decisions.
It is a good idea to include your doctor, family, and substitute decision-maker/s in the process to ensure they understand your wishes.
Statement of Choices Form B--for people who cannot make their own health care decisions or who require support with decision-making.
If you are the substitute decision-maker, when completing the document, give your views based on what you believe is in the person's best interests, taking into account their expressed wishes and the views of their significant others. Include the person's doctor and other decision-makers in the process to ensure the document reflects the person's values.
Statement of Choices Form A and B combined--for health care providers.
Advance Health Directive form--for people who have decision-making capacity.
Enduring Power of Attorney short form--Used if you have decision-making capacity and wish to appoint the same attorney for health and financial matters.
Enduring Power of Attorney long form--Used if you have decision-making capacity and wish to appoint different attorneys for health and financial matters.
Interpreter's/Translator's Statement form--used if an interpreter/translator is involved in the signing of an Advance Health Directive or Enduring Power of Attorney document.
Revocation of an Enduring Power of Attorney form--Used if you have decision-making capacity and wish to revoke (cancel) the appointment of a person or persons as your attorney(s).