Frequently Asked Questions

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An Advanced Care Directive is like a Living Will in (ACT), and sets out instructions for what type of medical treatment, if any, you want administered in case you are unable to communicate your wishes at that time. Examples of instructions in an Advanced Care Directive include whether you want to be put on a respirator or have a feeding tube, and whether you should be resuscitated if you stop breathing. It is not a document that distributes your assets after you die.

An Advanced Care Directive is like a Living Will in the ACT, it sets out instructions for what type of medical treatment, if any, you want administered in case you are unable to communicate your wishes at that time. Examples of instructions in an Advanced Care Directive include whether you want to be put on a respirator or have a feeding tube, and whether you should be resuscitated if you stop breathing. It is not a document that distributes your assets after you die.

In Australia, the law varies in each State and Territory, and has a different name, and slightly different legal requirements, so you are strongly advised to consult a qualified solicitor.

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