Code of Practice on Advance Healthcare Directives for Healthcare Professionals

18 April, 2023

This code of practice provides guidance for healthcare professionals on how to engage with, and advise, patients and clients who are relevant persons under the Act, specifically in respect of advance healthcare directives.

It provides guidance for urgent and emergency situations and when there is ambiguity on the validity or applicability of the directive.

Plain English guide and video

We have developed a plain English Your Guide to the Codes of Practice. The guide has been written according to the principles of plain English with the support of an experienced plain English practitioner.

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