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New medical decision making laws 

The new Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 makes some significant changes to medical tratment decision making for Victorians such as:

  • New binding instructional directives which let people record medical treatment they could consent to, or refuse, if they lost the ability to make their own decisions
  • New values directives for people to express preferences, wishes and values to guide other people who may be making future medical treatment decisions for them
  • Requiring consideration for a person's own preferences, wishes and values, when making a decision for someone who cannot communicate or make their own decisions
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There are a number of other important changes that health practitioners and the community need to know about before the new Act comes into effect in March 2018.

FIND OUT MORE BY VIEWING OUR RECENT WEBINARS. CLICK HERE FOR THE WEBINAR FOR CONSUMERS AND HERE FOR THE WEBINAR FOR HEALTH PRACTITIONERS. .

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