An AHD clearly states what sort of medical treatment you do and do not want to receive if you are seriously ill and comes into effect when you are unable to make your own decisions.
You may also set out preferences about organ donation and life sustaining medical treatment.
You may authorise your Attorney/s to make decisions about health matters should your directions in your AHD be inadequate.
If you wish to donate your organs only for transplantation and not for scientific purposes, you should register your name on the Australian Organ Donor Register. You may use your AHD to authorise tissue and organ donations for the purpose of transplantation or for other medical or scientific purposes.
Further details with respect to Powers of Attorney or Advanced Health Directive may be obtained by contacting one of our lawyers, who can offer practical legal advice and guidance, ensuring that your wishes are looked after.