If a person is deemed to not have capacity, there may be a substitute decision-maker who is authorised to make the medical or dental treatment decision on their behalf.
There are a number of formal legal options for substituted decision-making. Please click on the links below for more information:
- Person with Capacity Appoints a Substitute Decision-Maker (Broad Authority):
- Substitute Consent to Medical Treatment by Health Attorney or Others (Specific Authority)
- Person with Capacity Gives Advance Health Directions:
- Person Who Lacks Capacity has a Substitute Decision-Maker Appointed by an Authority: