We will publish codes of practice describing how decision supporters and relevant professionals should act in certain situations to meet their responsibilities under the 2015 Act.
Significant work has been carried out to draft these codes of practice. The National Disability Authority completed a large body of work with the input of relevant technical experts.
In addition, the Advance Healthcare Directives Multi-Disciplinary Working Group, commissioned by the Minister for Health, has submitted draft codes to the Director for review.
Our public consultation on the fourteen draft codes of practice has concluded and all responses received have been thoroughly considered.
The codes are currently being revised to take into account the feedback received. They are also undergoing a process of external legal review to ensure they are consistent with the 2015 Act and other relevant law.
We will publish the revised codes once Ministerial approval has been obtained to do so. We are working towards having the codes of practice available in mid-June.