Consent to Medical Treatment and Palliative Care Act

The Consent to Medical Treatment and Palliative Care Act 1995 specifies who can consent to medical treatment for adults and children, under circumstances where the person cannot give their own effective consent , including in medical emergencies.  There are also provisions concerning the care of the dying.

 

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Form and guide to make an Advance Care Directive can be found at Advance Care Directives