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Power of attorney and advance health directive

A power of attorney allows you to appoint someone you trust to make decisions for you and continues if you lose capacity to make decisions yourself.

An advance health directive allows you to give directions about your future healthcare. You can also use this form to appoint an attorney(s) for health matters.

A general power of attorney allows you to appoint someone to make financial decisions for you (but ends if you lose capacity to make financial decisions yourself).

These are important legal documents that can significantly affect your legal rights. It is recommended that you seek independent legal advice before completing these forms.

For more information about these documents go to http://www.qld.gov.au/guardianship-planahead.

IMPORTANT: New power of attorney and advance health directive forms have been approved for use from 30 November 2020.

Use these forms below to make an enduring power of attorney or advance health directive on or before 29 November 2020.

To make an enduring power of attorney or advance health directive on or from 30 November 2020, you should use the new forms at https://www.publications.qld.gov.au/dataset/power-of-attorney-and-advance-health-directive-forms.

Copies of forms

Hardcopy (paper) versions of these forms are available for purchase from many newsagents or other private businesses across the state.

Publication and resources

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Licence Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Publication set custodian Justice and Attorney-General

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Justice and Attorney-General, Queensland Government, Power of attorney and advance health directive, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 sourced on 22 October 2020

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