There are drawbacks to not having a replacement agreement and simply relying on this “standard list” of people who make health decisions for you if you become incapable. You have no control over who ends up making health decisions, because the “standard list” must be followed in the right order, and you don`t have to end up having the person you want to decide for you. In addition, there are certain limits to the types of health care that alternative decisions, decision makers on your behalf can accept, and their authority is temporary. In addition, the “standard list” applies only to health care decisions – it does not apply to health care decisions. Often, a person who is not legally in a position to enter into an agreement with the provisions of Section 9 is still in a position to enter into an agreement in accordance with Section 7. A Section 7 agreement is generally sufficient to cover your daily care needs. Under BC, you can also enter into an agreement under Section 7 if you are no longer able to make other legal decisions or manage your health care, health care, legal or financial affairs. Learn more about the representation agreements of the Nidus Human Resources Centre and the Registry. One way or another, because you don`t have a say, the chosen person may not be there if you want to manage your business. Permanent powers (which cover financial and legal matters) and representative agreements (which can cover financial, personal and/or health issues) are relatively simple planning tools that can ensure that people of your choice are able to fit easily into your shoes and manage your affairs if you are unable to do so without going through the legal process. Section 9 of the Act allows you to enter into a representation agreement that gives your representative the authority to make medical and other decisions that are very important to you, including the decision to refuse life support.
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