ACT

Advance care planning in Australian Capital Territory

Forms and requirements for writing Advance Care Directives and appointing substitute decision-makers vary between and states and territories.

In the Australian Capital Territory, the components of an Advance Care Directive are a Health Direction, an Enduring Power of Attorney and an Advance Care Plan Statement of Choices form.

Forms

  • Form

    Health Direction form (ACT)

    ACT Government

    With the Health Direction form, a person can legally record their future healthcare decisions, including refuse medical treatment generally, or withhold or withdraw treatment of a particular kind.
  • Form

    Enduring Power of Attorney (ACT)

    ACT Government

    View the form to legally appoint a substitute decision-maker in the Australian Capital Territory.
  • Form

    Advance Care Plan Statement of Choices - Competent Person (ACT)

    ACT Government

    Form for a person able to make decisions to record choices regarding future medical treatments and procedures, to inform a substitute decision-maker and doctor.
  • Form

    Advance Care Plan Statement of Choices - No Legal Capacity (ACT)

    ACT Government

    If a person is no longer able to make or communicate their decisions, a substitute decision-maker can record choices regarding medical treatments and procedures on a person's behalf using this No Legal Capacity form.
Fact sheets

Advance care planning fact sheets for ACT

  • Fact sheet

    Advance care planning and the law: ACT

    Advance Care Planning Australia

    This fact sheet is for individuals, providing an overview of advance care planning and Australian Capital Territory (ACT) law.
  • Fact sheet

    Advance care planning fact sheet for individuals and family

    Advance Care Planning Australia

    Information about advance care planning for individuals and their families.
  • Fact sheet

    Advance care planning fact sheet for substitute decision-makers

    Advance Care Planning Australia

    Information about advance care planning for substitute decision-makers.
  • Fact sheet

    Advance care planning and legal requirements: ACT

    Advance Care Planning Australia

    This fact sheet for health professionals gives specific information about advance care planning and Australian Capital Territory (ACT) law.
  • Fact sheet

    Advance care planning fact sheet for healthcare professionals

    Advance Care Planning Australia

    Information about advance care planning for healthcare professionals.
  • Fact sheet

    Advance care planning fact sheet for care workers

    Advance Care Planning Australia

    Information about advance care planning for care workers.

More information

  • Website

    Advance Care Planning Australia

    Advance Care Planning Australia

    Advance Care Planning Australia (ACPA) is a national program funded by the Australia Government Department of Health, enabling Australians to make the best choices for their life and health care.