If a person is unable to make certain decision on their own they will be able to choose someone they know and trust to be their co-decision-maker. This is written down in a co-decision-making agreement.
The co-decision-maker’s role is to make certain decisions together with the person.
As a co-decision-maker, you will have the legal authority to help the person by gathering relevant information and explaining it to them. Together, you look at the information and discuss the different options and outcomes. You will jointly come to a decision that respects the wishes of the person. You can also support the person to let other people know about the decision that has been made.
If a person wants you to be their co-decision-maker, they will be able to make a co-decision-making agreement with you. The agreement is made in writing and lists the decisions you will make together. The agreement must be registered with us.