Ontario Personal Directive
Be sure that your family and your doctors know your wishes for end-of-life treatment by completing this Ontario Personal Directive form.
- A Personal Directive gives you a chance to write out your wishes regarding what types of medical treatment you want or don't want, in the event that you are not able to communicate those wishes.
- If you wish, you can also appoint someone as your substitute decision maker to give consent and make medical decisions on your behalf.
- A Personal Directive is not recognized as a legal document under Ontario legislation, but it does indicate to your loved ones and your health care providers what your wishes are. However, they are not legally obligated to comply with those wishes. If you have a Power of Attorney for Personal Care, your Personal Directive will help your attorney make more informed decisions for you.
Last Updated: 30-March-2021