Recommended resources for:
- consent to medical treatment
- refusal of medical treatment
- advance care planning
- powers of attorney and guardianship
- access to medical records.
Planning for end of life
Information for people nearing the end of their lives that explains what services and support are available.
Advance care plans
Covers planning for medical treatment and care if an accident or illness leaves you unable to make decisions for yourself. Explains advance care plans and medical powers of attorney.
Having control over your treatment
Information about your legal rights when you are being assessed, treated or recovering from a mental illness. Includes information about planning for your treatment, and compulsory treatment.
Information and consent
Information on the laws about consenting to medical treatment. It covers the age of consent and consenting contraceptives and abortion.
Want to speak with someone about medical treatment?
Office of the Public Advocate: 1300 309 337; 1300 305 612 (TTY)
Health Services Commissioner: 1300 582 113