Why Should I have a Medical Power of Attorney?

The appointment of a medical decision maker may not be at the forefront of your everyday thinking, however, an orderly approach to medical responsibility and care sees families and individuals guided in times of uncertainty and hardship. For others, the decision to appoint a medical decision maker represents a proactive step to ensure peace of mind for future and uncertain possibilities

What is a medical decision maker?

A medical decision maker is appointed through a document executed by the person whose medical decisions will be made for them, if required. Details on those documents for each state and territory are set out below.

It is important to keep in mind that such an appointment document is not a Will and will not remain in force once the appointor is deceased.

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