Advance Care Directives - Document Redesign Project

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Have your say on the redesigned Advance Care Directives Form and Guide

What's being decided?

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 Advance Care Directives are written in the Advance Care Directives Act 2013.

We have redesigned the Advance Care Directive form and DIY kit, and we want to hear what you think. The redesigned documents have been amended to make improvements as recommended by Professor Wendy Lacey, who undertook a review of the Advance Care Directives Act 2013 in 2019. The redesigned documents aim to make it easier for people to complete the Advance Care Directive form and are accompanied by an updated instructional guide to assist with the process.

The ‘What has changed’ fact sheet provides a summary of what the differences are between the current and new design.

You can have your say by leaving a comment via our guest book, completing the survey or by emailing us at Health.AdvanceCarePlanning@sa.gov.au

Background

We are committed to progressing regulatory reform that will better support all South Australians in planning ahead for their future healthcare.

Illness and injury can strike at any time, which may severely reduce or remove an individual’s ability to make their own decisions. An Advance Care Directive makes it easy for others to know what your health care wishes are when you are unable to make these decisions yourself.

The Act was reviewed in 2019, and a number of changes were recommended to improve Advance Care Directives. We are in the process of amending this legislation, and by making improvements to the Advance Care Directives documents, and we want to hear what you think.

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What are the next steps?

We will consider your feedback to finalise the Advance Care Directive Form and Guide. The documents will then be relaunched for the South Australian community to use. Please note, once the new design is launched, the old form and DIY Kit will still be valid and are legal documents.

Have your say on the redesigned Advance Care Directives Form and Guide

What's being decided?

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 Advance Care Directives are written in the Advance Care Directives Act 2013.

We have redesigned the Advance Care Directive form and DIY kit, and we want to hear what you think. The redesigned documents have been amended to make improvements as recommended by Professor Wendy Lacey, who undertook a review of the Advance Care Directives Act 2013 in 2019. The redesigned documents aim to make it easier for people to complete the Advance Care Directive form and are accompanied by an updated instructional guide to assist with the process.

The ‘What has changed’ fact sheet provides a summary of what the differences are between the current and new design.

You can have your say by leaving a comment via our guest book, completing the survey or by emailing us at Health.AdvanceCarePlanning@sa.gov.au

Background

We are committed to progressing regulatory reform that will better support all South Australians in planning ahead for their future healthcare.

Illness and injury can strike at any time, which may severely reduce or remove an individual’s ability to make their own decisions. An Advance Care Directive makes it easy for others to know what your health care wishes are when you are unable to make these decisions yourself.

The Act was reviewed in 2019, and a number of changes were recommended to improve Advance Care Directives. We are in the process of amending this legislation, and by making improvements to the Advance Care Directives documents, and we want to hear what you think.

Get involved

Find out more:

Have your say by:

What are the next steps?

We will consider your feedback to finalise the Advance Care Directive Form and Guide. The documents will then be relaunched for the South Australian community to use. Please note, once the new design is launched, the old form and DIY Kit will still be valid and are legal documents.

  • We suggest you have the redesigned documents open to refer to when you are completing the survey. 

    Please note, we are not asking you to fill in the redesigned form because it is not a legal document in its current format, however, we would like you to carefully consider the documents and think about how you would fill in the form if this was the final product. 

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