What is an enduring guardian?
An enduring guardian is someone you appoint to make personal, health or lifestyle decisions on your behalf if you lose the capacity to make these decisions for yourself, for example, if you are in a coma or suffer from a mental illness.
The types of decisions that your guardian can make include where you may live or the health care services you will need. They may also provide consent for medical procedures.
The enduring guardianship only comes into effect if you cannot make these decisions for yourself. You would be assessed by medical practitioners as to your capacity before the guardians have authority to act.
You will sometimes hear or read of Advanced Care Directives or Living Wills in the context of this type of appointment.
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