Medical treatment decision maker list
The first person, 18 years of age or older, in the list below, is your medical treatment decision maker. They must be reasonably available and willing and able to make the decision.
1. Your appointed medical treatment decision maker
2. A guardian appointed by VCAT to make decisions about your medical treatment
3. The first person in the list below who is in a close and continuing relationship with you:
a. your spouse or domestic partner
b. your primary carer (not a paid service provider)
c. your adult child
d. your parent
e. your adult sibling.
If you have two or more relatives who are first on this list, it is the eldest person.
Note: Before the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act commenced in 2018, you may have appointed someone to make medical treatment decisions for you in a medical enduring power of attorney, an enduring power of attorney, or enduring power of guardianship. These appointments are still valid.
For more information see 'appointed medical treatment decision maker' in the page of definitions.