Advance Care Directive Fact Sheets
for Individuals and Health Practitioners in Tasmania.
Developed by Palliative Care Tasmania, these fact sheets are designed to provide you with the information you need to understand the importance, legalities, and benefits of Advance Care Directives.
What is an Advance Care Directive (ACD)?
In Tasmania, an individual can create a legal document of their wishes, values, and preferences for care through an Advance Care Directive. An Advance Care Directive allows you to set out, or guide, what health care and treatment you wish to receive in the future if you lose the ability to make and communicate such preferences and decisions yourself.
These Fact Sheets will help to answer the following questions:
- Who can make an ACD?
- Who is the ‘Person Responsible’?
- What is an Enduring Guardian?
- Is a Doctor required to complete an ACD?
- What is done with the completed ACD?
- How do I know if a person has an active ACD?
and many more.