Decision-Making Assistance Agreement

Decision-Making Assistance Agreement

If you (or a loved one) needs support (or is unable) to make certain decisions at any point in your life there are options available in law to assist you in making those decisions.

The Assisted Decision-making (Capacity) Act 2015 (commenced in 2023) outlines a number of options available to you:

  1. Enduring Power of Attorney
  2. Decision Making Representative
  3. Advanced Healthcare Directive
  4. Decision-Making Assistance Agreement
  5. Co-Decision-Making Agreement

Decision-Making Assistance Agreement

If you are loved one need assistance in making certain decisions, there are options available for you in law.

You may also make a Decision-Making Assistance Agreement.

This agreement lets you appoint someone you know and trust as a decision making assistant. Your decision-making assistant will help you to get information and explain it to you.

They can help you to understand and weigh up your options. They can also help to let other people know what your decision is.