ACT

Advance care planning in Australian Capital Territory

Forms and requirements for writing advance care plans and appointing substitute decision-makers vary between and states and territories.

In the Australian Capital Territory, the components of an advance care plan are an Advance Care Plan Statement of Choices form and an Enduring Power of Attorney. Completing a Health Direction is optional.

Forms

  • 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.
  • Form

    Enduring Power of Attorney (ACT)

    ACT Government

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

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.
  • 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 fact sheet for care workers

    Advance Care Planning Australia

    Information about advance care planning for care workers.
  • Fact sheet

    Advance care planning fact sheet for healthcare professionals

    Advance Care Planning Australia

    Information about advance care planning for healthcare professionals.