Advance Care Planning in NSW
In NSW the components of an advance care plan are:
- Enduring Guardian – legally appoint a substitute decision maker under the Guardianship Act 1987. Must be in the approved form.
- Advance Care Directive – to provide specific information relating to your wishes, values, and any treatments you would not wish to receive. Can be on a form, or in some other way, for example a letter. Supported under common law.
Enduring Guardianship in New South Wales: your way to plan ahead - Information booklet, including forms, from Office of the Public Guardian NSW
Advance Care Plan - prepared by Hunter New England Local Health District
Websites with advance care planning information:
Planning ahead tools - NSW Government
Advance Care Planning – Making your Wishes Known - NSW Government
Enduring Guardianship - NSW Trustee and Guardian
Using Advance Care Directives New South Wales - NSW Health
Guidelines from end-of-life care and decision-making - NSW Health
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