Frequently asked questions

Should an advance care plan be updated? 

Yes, it’s important to review and update your ACD regularly, especially after significant life events or changes in your health status. 

Can an Advance Care Directive be overridden? 

In certain circumstances, an Advance Care Directive (ACD) can be overridden by legal or medical authorities if the specified wishes are not in the best interest of the individual or if there are concerns about the validity of the document. 

How to change your Advance Care Directive?

To change your Advance Care Directive (ACD), you must complete a new Advance Care Directive (ACD) form and have it witnessed. Ensure all relevant parties are informed of the updated document. 

Who can witness an Advance Care Directive?

An Advance Care Directive (ACD) must be witnessed by an authorised individual such as a justice of the peace, lawyer, or registered health professional. The witness cannot be a SDM or a beneficiary of your estate. 

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