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 Program (ACT)

    ACT Government

    The Advance Care Planning (ACP) Program in the Australian Capital Territory provides a quality assured system of discussing, recording and documenting a person's healthcare wishes.
  • 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.
  • Website

    Chronic Care Program – Advance Care Planning service (ACT)

    ACT Government

    The Chronic Care Program (CCP) has established two Advance Care Planning clinics to assist patients in the Chronic Care Program complete advance care plans.