Effective September 1, 2011 legislation came into effect to provide British Columbians with improved options for planning for future incapacity, together with stronger legal safeguards for ensuring that one’s wishes are carried out when one is no longer able to provide direction.

Personal planning options include:

  • Enduring power of attorney
  • Representation agreement for financial affairs
  • Representation agreement for personal and health care decisions
  • Representation agreement with standard provisions for personal and health care decisions
  • Advance directive for health care
  • Nomination of a committee of estate and/or person

For more information on these options, please see our publications:

It’s Your Choice - Personal Planning Tools

How You Can Help

Protecting Adults From Abuse, Neglect and Self Neglect

Consent to Health Care

Information for Temporary Substitute Decision Makers Authorized by the PGT

When the Public Guardian and Trustee is Committee

Services to Adults Assessment and Investigation Services

Fact Sheet - Fostering Independence and Decision Making​

Care Facility Admission and the Role of the Public Guardian and Trustee

Other materials are also available on the PGT website (www.trustee.bc.ca).

Additonal information is available on the following websites:

Ministry of Attorney General -  https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/managing-your-health/incapacity-planning

Ministry of Health, Advance Care Planning - https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/family-social-supports/seniors/health-safety/advance-care-planning

The Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre and Registry- http://www.nidus.ca/