Advanced Healthcare Directive

One of the benefits of the commencement of the Assisted Decision Making Capacity Act 2015 is that it allows a person to deal with advanced healthcare decisions.

The implementation of an Advanced Healthcare Agreement will allow a person to make confident decisions regarding their medical and healthcare treatment. Most importantly a person can now refuse specific treatment.

In order for the Advanced Healthcare Agreement to be valid it must be in writing and signed by you and two witnesses.

If you are designating someone to make the decisions on your behalf the designated healthcare representative must also sign the agreement.

This can then be submitted to the Director of Decision Support Service and also sent to your GP.

Should anyone have any queries in relation to this, please contact Powderly Solicitors on 01-6284333 or



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