Additional information for professionals
The Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 creates clear obligations for health practitioners caring for people who do not have decision making capacity.
The Act ensures medical decision making is more in line with contemporary views and is more consistent with how people make decisions about their medical treatment and personal autonomy.
A copy of the Act is available at the Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary Documents
Both OPA and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) have developed resources to assist health practitioners to meet their legal obligations.