Month: June 2015

Living Wills

The term ‘living will’ is a term from the United States that has been adopted into everyday language, and typically refers to any kind of advance care planning document. The term ’living will’ is not in B.C.’s health care consent legislation, although it is generally accepted to mean a person’s wishes for future health care. […]

Advance Directives

On September 1, 2011, the Health Care (Consent) and Care Facility Admission (Act) was amended to provide for advance directives. Advance directives replaced what was usually referred to as a living will in B.C. A living will done before September 1, 2011 is valid as an advance directive if it states: An advance directive is […]