Draft Advance Care Directives (Review) Amendment Bill 2021
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Advance Care Directives are essential for empowering South Australians to record their values and wishes and make clear legal arrangements for their future health care.
The rules that govern Advanced Care Directives are written in law, in the Advance Care Directives Act 2013.
The Advance Care Directives Act 2013 was reviewed in 2019, and a number of changes were recommended to improve Advanced Care Directives.
We are in the process of preparing a Bill to amend the Act — what will be the Advance Care Directives (Review) Amendment Bill 2021 (PDF 215KB) — and we want to hear what you think.
You can have your say about the draft Advance Care Directives (Review) Amendment Bill 2021 (PDF 215KB), which aims to amend the Advance Care Directives Act 2013 to:
You can also have your say about other proposed changes to Advance Care Directives, including:
A Discussion Paper (PDF 356KB) has been developed to help you understand and provide feedback on the changes proposed in the draft Advanced Care Directives (Review) Amendment Bill 2021 (PDF 215KB).
While changes are being made to the Act, existing Advance Care Directives remain valid, as does older documentation such as Enduring Powers of Guardianship, Medical Powers of Attorney and Anticipatory Directions.
You are invited to provide feedback on the draft Bill. You can provide your feedback by:
The consultation will be open until COB on 3 August 2021.