Provides information about creating a personal directive that enables individuals to document their wishes regarding what personal care decisions are made for them, and/or who makes them, in the event that they are unable to make these decisions themselves.
Personal care decisions include those related to health care, nutrition, hydration, shelter, residence, clothing, hygiene, safety, comfort, recreation, social activities and support services.
The Personal Directives Act allows individuals to:
- Appoint a substitute decision maker
- Set out instructions or general principles about what or how personal care decisions should be made when they are unable to make the decisions themselves.
Any resident of Nova Scotia who is currently able to make decisions for themselves
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