Prepare an advance directive

What are my rights?

Do I have to prepare an advance directive?
  • Yes
  • No

In BC, you have the option to write down your instructions for future health care treatment in an advance directive. An advance directive can substitute for your direct consent or refusal of treatment. Before putting pen to paper, learn how an advance directive can be used and who should consider preparing one.

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Prepare your advance directive

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  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in May 2019
  • Time to read: 13 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Kevin Smith, Retired lawyer and consultant

Kevin Smith

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