On September 1, 2011 changes to the Health Care (Consent) and Care Facility (Admission) Act and other acts (the Representation Agreement Act, Mental Health Act, Power of Attorney Act, Adult Guardianship Act) come into effect. The changes affect all health care providers. Patients may hear about the changes and ask how they are affected.
Watch the full video (6mins and 9 secs) or just answers to specific questions below.
Q1 - What is an Advance Directive? (45secs)
Q2 - When do substitute decision makers come into play? (1min and 11secs)
Q4 - What is the procedure for Representative Agreements? (1min and 15 secs)
Q5 - What do the changes mean for physicians? (1min and 16secs)
Additional thoughts (50 secs)
The booklet will also be included with the September issue of the BC Medical Journal.
Health Care Providers’ Guide to Consent to Health Care—Ministry of Health, July 2011
Detailed information on advance directives and advance care plans, decision support flow charts, case scenarios, scope and duties of personal guardians and representatives, representation agreements, changes to the list of people eligible to be appointed temporary substitute decision-maker.