Make sure that your wishes are followed in the event that you become physically or mentally incapacitated, with this Nova Scotia Authority Regarding Medical Treatment.
- This form of consent is also called a personal directive, an advance directive or a living will.
- It allows you to appoint one or more persons to act on your behalf as your substitute decision maker under the Medical Consent Act. Your decision maker can give consent and make decisions about your medical treatment if you are unable to do so due to lack of capacity.
- You can also give end-of-life instructions on which treatments should be administered to you if you have a terminal illness or are in a permanent coma.
- Each adult member of your household can prepare an Authority using the same form - no need to buy multiple copies.
This Nova Scotia Authority Regarding Medical Treatment
is available as a downloadable MS Word form, and is easy to fill in with your personal information.