We will maintain a register of decision support arrangements. Each register will allow certain professionals, organisations and members of the public to confirm whether or not a decision support arrangement exists.
There are five different decision support arrangements for people who have challenges with their capacity and who may need support to make certain decisions. These arrangements are based on the different types of support that a person needs to make a specific decision at a specific time.
We will keep a searchable register of the following arrangements:
- Co-decision-making agreements
- Decision-making representation orders
- Enduring powers of attorney
We will also keep a record of every request made to search a register.
We may also keep a searchable register of advance healthcare directives. The Department of Health is currently making rules about advance healthcare directives. This includes whether or not there will be a searchable register. We will let you know as soon as we have more information.