Code of Practice 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.

It provides guidance on emergency situations where a question of capacity arises. It also provides guidance on working with decision supporters and other interveners as described in the Act.

This code does not provide guidance for healthcare professionals on advance healthcare directives; this is provided in a separate code of practice.

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.

Click on the link to watch our Code of Practice for Healthcare Professionals

 

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