Nova Scotia Personal Directive
Make sure that your wishes are followed in the event that you become physically or mentally incapacitated, with this Nova Scotia Personal Directive form.
- A personal directive is also called an advance directive or a living will. It only becomes effective if you are determined to have lost capacity to make your own decisions.
- This form comes with information and instructions to guide you through the process.
- The form is made in compliance with the Personal Directives Act of Nova Scotia. It replaces the previous Medical Consent Act.
- The personal directive gives you the option to appoint one or more persons to act on your behalf as your delegate, to make decisions about your personal care, which includes health care, housing, lifestyle and other non-financial matters.
- 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 a Personal Directive using the same form - no need to buy multiple copies.
- This Nova Scotia Personal Directive form is available as a downloadable MS Word form, and is easy to fill in with your personal information.
Last Updated: 15-February-2021