Request to the Public Advocate to make a medical treatment decision pursuant to section 63 of the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 (‘Section 63 Form’)
Please note: These forms are routinely checked during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm, excluding public holidays).
Due to high demand we are experiencing the Medical Decisions Team are unable to process substitute decisions on the same day. Please consider Emergency Treatment provisions (Section 53 of Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act).
If a form is submitted after hours, and you believe the request needs to be dealt with prior to business hours, please also call 1300 309 337 to alert the after-hours worker to check for your submission.
Please note: Best practice requires the Public Advocate's delegate to visit the patient before making a medical decision. Where circumstances allow, you should contact OPA well ahead of the time of the proposed treatment.