Advance Health Directive


What is an Advance Health Directive?

An Advance Health Directive is a document that contains your decisions about future treatment. Treatment includes medical, surgical and dental treatment and other health care. You can make an Advance Health Directive in which you either provide consent, or refuse consent, to future treatment. For example, you may say you want or do not want a certain treatment. An Advance Health Directive comes into effect only if you are unable to make reasonable judgments about a treatment decision at the time that the treatment is required. In these circumstances, the Advance Health Directive acts as your ‘voice’.
 
 
 
 
 
Source:  Government of Western Australia Department of Health