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South Australia

In South Australia an Advance Care Directive is made up of two components:

1. Appointment of a substitute decision maker

Appointing a substitute decision maker allows you to appoint one or more person to make decisions on your behalf if you are unable to do so in the future.

2. Documentation of health wishes, including refusals of health care

A document outlining your wishes, preferences and instructions for future health care, end of life, living arrangements and personal matters.

The Advance Care Directive replaces the Enduring Power of Guardianship, Medical Power of Attorney and Anticipatory Direction. However, these will continue to be legally effective after 1 July, 2014, unless you complete the new Advance Care Directive Form.

More information is available from the South Australia Government and from Advance Care Planning Australia.

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