Living Will And Representation Agreement
Such „mental incapacity“ is more common than we think. So it can be important to plan and make arrangements in advance – even if you`re still able to do so – if you want to make sure that the person or people of your choice are legally able to „walk in your shoes“ and make important decisions for you when you`re no longer able to make decisions. If an injury or illness renders you unfit and you have not made the appropriate arrangements in advance, a „committee“ (lawyer) should normally be appointed by the court to take care of your affairs. The legal process is time-appropriate and expensive and there is no guarantee that the court will appoint the person you wish to take over your affairs or grant the desired powers. Advance planning on your part can help your loved ones avoid the difficult trial and allow them to move smoothly to a period of your life when you may not be able to handle your own affairs. In BC, if an adult is unable to give or refuse consent to health care, there is, according to BC Laws, a standard list of „replacement managers“ who can accept medical treatment and can make health decisions on behalf of the incompetent adult if the adult has not appointed a representative to make health decisions in a representation agreement and no committee has been appointed to make health decisions in a representation agreement and no committee has been appointed named. In accordance with the Representation Convention, you can enter into a representation agreement that authorizes a representative to make health care and personal care decisions for you. Your representative must know the expression of your wishes so that he can meet your wishes. As noted above, if you do not have a mandate, representation agreement or other legal document that appoints someone who makes your financial decisions for you, if you become mentally incompetent, then your loved ones must go to court to obtain legal authority to deal with your affairs (what is called „committee“). Going to court can cost your loved ones a prohibitive price.
If you do not have relatives who can go to court for a „commission,“ then the Public Guardian and the agent will intervene to find an appropriate replacement decision and obtain a court decision so that this person can be designated as a „committee.“ You can choose more than one representative from your representation agreement if you wish. If you do, you can assign each person different areas of authority (for example.B. one that deals with financial matters and the other your personal and health care), or the same areas of authority. If you appoint more than one person in the same area of decision-making responsibility, the law states that they must act unanimously, unless you grant them permission to act independently in your representation agreement. Representation arrangements and permanent powers are two types of legal documents that allow individuals to plan for the possibility of future disability. In order for a representation agreement (section 7) to be effective, it is necessary, if necessary, to fulfil the following certificates: all decisions taken by the representative must be followed by all wishes expressed by the adult. We recommend that all of our clients complete health care guidelines in addition to appointing an individual or person through a representation agreement. We believe that these instructions are essential and we help answer a key question that any representative can ask themselves if they have to act: „What choice would they ask me?“ A representation agreement is a legal planning document that allows you to choose the person or person who makes decisions that are important to you or assists you in making decisions when you are no longer able to make decisions yourself.