Changes to the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016

From 12 March 2018, the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 will provide a framework for medical treatment decision making for people who do not have the capacity to make their own decisions. The Act includes some significant changes for health practitioners and for the community.

The Act will give people greater opportunity to make their own medical treatment decisions that are more in line with contemporary views. A key change is the ability to make decisions for future medical conditions, where previously this could only be done for current conditions.

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