In Victoria, who looks after you, when you can’t? The Victorian State government? The retirement home? The doctors? Or your family? Should the Victorian government control your body? Do you trust your family more? If so make a Vic Medical POA. This is under the Powers of Attorney Act 2014 (Victoria). It is called an Appointing Medical Treatment Decision Maker.
Our client’s wife was trapped in high-end aged care. She had Alzheimer’s Disease. Our client wanted to get her out. The retirement home said he had no right to touch or move a person. Not even a wife. He rang me in tears. I told him to go home and get the Victorian Appointing Medical Treatment Decision Maker. He got the Medical EPA. He took it to the aged care facility and he got his wife out.
Our client’s wife was in a Victorian hospital. The doctors were ‘behaving like Gods, not doctors’. Our client presented the Victorian Appointing Medical Treatment Decision Maker. At no charge, we spoke with the Victorian hospital. And he moved her to another hospital. There was nothing the doctors could do.
When you build your Victorian Appointing Medical Treatment Decision Maker we help and advice your Decision Makers. This is included in the cost of building the Appointing Medical Treatment Decision Maker.
The Victorian Appointing Medical Treatment Decision Maker allows you to appoint loved ones. If you lose mental capacity then they decide your:
But only if you cannot make decisions yourself.
Your Medical Treatment Decision Maker makes decisions about:
A Medical Treatment Decision Maker document is created under the laws of Victoria. It only works in the State of Victoria. If you spend a lot of time living in, say, the Gold Coast with your children then also build a QLD Medical POA, as well.
For legal advice telephone us. We are a law firm. We can help you answer the questions to build your Victorian Enduring POA.
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