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In Queensland, the components of an advance care plan are:

1.  Enduring Power of Attorney

An Enduring Power of Attorney is a document appointing someone to make financial and/or personal (including health) decisions on your behalf. For financial decisions, you can nominate whether you want financial decisions made for you straight away or at some other date, such as once you’ve lost the capacity to make decisions. Your attorney’s power to make personal decisions only commences when you lose capacity to make these decisions.

2. Advance Health Directive

An Advance Health Directive is a legal document which outlines what medical or health care you want if you can no longer make decisions for yourself. It comes into effect only if you become unable to make your own decisions. The Queensland Government has an approved form, although you can use another form.

3. Statement of Choices

A Statement of Choices is a document outlining your wishes about future medical treatments, to help your substitute decision maker and doctor make decisions on your behalfu.

For more information see Queensland Health or Advance Care Planning Australia.

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