An Advance Decision to refuse medical treatment or a ‘Living Will’ as it is often referred to is a document that exists allowing you to set out what medical treatment you would like to refuse in the event of a given situation.
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 sets out the rules regarding these documents and must be complied with fully in order for the document to be effective and legally binding.
An Advance Decision or Living Will is very individual and personal to you. When you come to see us to discuss your Advance Decision we explain how such an Advance Decision interacts with a Lasting Power of Attorney for health and welfare.
Furley Page's elderly and vulnerable client team has experience in advising on Powers of Attorney and Advance Decisions. We will discuss in detail everything you need to know before you make your Advance Decision. Contact a member of our specialist Elderly Client to discuss Powers of Attorney, Health and Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney and Advance Decisions.