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Legal tools

Legal tools are available to help safeguard your future health, financial, legal and personal choices:

Advance Care Directive

Ensure your wishes for future health care, living arrangements and other personal matters are known and respected if you are unable to make decisions personally in the future.

Visit the Advance Care Directives website for further information.

Enduring Power of Attorney

Making an Enduring Power of Attorney means your financial affairs can be looked after by someone you know and trust when decisions need to be made on your behalf.

Visit the Legal Services Commission of South Australia website for further information.

Will

By making a Will you are saying who you want your property and possessions (your ‘estate’) to go to after your death.

Visit the Legal Services Commission of South Australia website for further information.

Organ and Tissue Donation

Ensure you document your wishes to become an organ or tissue donor by registering with DonateLife.

It is never too early to plan ahead

  • Talk to your family now about your future wishes.
  • Act now to safeguard your rights, wishes, values and preferences.
  • And remember to leave copies of your documents with your loved ones, your GP, your legal team and your local hospital.

An Enduring Power of Guardianship, Medical Power of Attorney or Anticipatory Direction completed prior to 1 July 2014 is still legally effective. Or you can make a new Advance Care Directive to replace them.

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