Advanced Personal Plan - NT
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What is a Advanced Personal Plan ?
The Northern Territory’s Advance Personal Plan is a formal document that does all the future-proofing you need for your estate. It replaces enduring powers of attorney and appoints decision makers for personal and financial matters.
It also communicates what healthcare treatments you would like to receive or refuse, your beliefs, and can nominate a substitute decision-maker when you can no longer make decisions on your own.
These directives are respected even if you eventually do not have the capacity to make healthcare decisions due to serious injury or illness.
When should I use it?
An Advance Personal Plan should be used if you wish to proactively document your estate planning and healthcare decisions if you are eventually without capacity to make those decisions.
What topics does the Advanced Personal Plan cover ?
- Details of the person creating an Advance Personal Plan
- Advance Care Statement
- Advance Consent Decision
- Appointment of Decision Makers
- Signing and Witnessing
What are the main decisions I need to make in creating a Advanced Personal Plan ?
- You will have to decide what instructional directives you want to provide in the Advance Personal Plan. It is important to properly identify your values which guide your instructional directives regarding healthcare treatment and provide sufficient reasoning for your consent or refusal to receive certain types of treatment.
- Would you like to receive palliation and comfort care?
- Would you like to include an Advance Consent Decision? These are decisions that are legally binding on your healthcare provider, and includes decisions about organ transplants, palliative care, instructions not to be put on life support, or directions about not receiving blood transfusions.
- Will you appoint a decision maker? You can appoint 3, and decide whether each will manage financial, personal, all or limited matters.
What other names does an Advanced Personal Plan go by ?
An Advance Personal Plan is also known as:
- Advance Health Directive
- Health Direction (in ACT)
- Enduring power of attorney
- Advance consent decision
- Living Will
- Medical power of attorney
Frequently Asked Questions
The party involved is the individual documenting their healthcare directions and/or appointing decision makers.
Generally you would need this document when you want to make sure that your healthcare decisions are communicated effectively even if you are incapacitated.
To make an Advance Personal Plan you must be an adult of 18 years of age or older with sound decision-making capacity.
The decision maker can help you manage:
- Day to day living matters such as diet and dress
- Health care
- Provision of care services
- Relationships with other people
- Carrying out forensic procedure
- Education and training
- Receipt and payment of money
- Property (including real estate) ownership
- Management of assets
- Carrying on trade or business
- Holding a license or permit
- Insurance for you and your property
- Legal matters
- Information that will help with medical decisions
- Cultural or spiritual requests
- Unacceptable outcomes to medical options (such as not being able to live independently or go home)
There are several signing options available. How you sign largely depends on where the parties are located and if they will attend signing together. You can print on paper and sign, or use electronic signature tools such as Docusign or Hellosign.
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What other documents may I need?
- Appointment of Medical Treatment Decision Maker (Short form) – You can use this form instead, if there will be no more than two Medical Treatment Decision Makers.
- Last Will and Testament – You may need this document if you’re trying to document a more complex breakdown and distribution of your assets and it includes asset protection and tax savings.
- Simple Will – You may need this document if you intend to leave all your assets to one or more specific entities. This is a simpler version of the Last Will and Testament.
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