When the Decision Support Service is up and running, there will be five different decision support arrangements for people who have challenges with their capacity and who may need support to make certain decisions.
Under these decision support arrangements, people can be appointed as decision supporters. A decision supporter has the authority to help with certain decisions about a person’s personal welfare, property and money matters. The type of support they can provide depends on the decision support arrangement in place.
There are three types of decision supporters for people who currently face challenges when making decisions:
• Decision-making assistant
• Decision-making representative
There are two types of decision supporters for people who wish to plan ahead for a time in the future when they may be unable to make certain decisions:
• Designated healthcare representative