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Planning another's future care

Everyone has the right to play an active role in making decisions that affect them, and to receive the support they need to do so.

An adult is presumed to have decision-making capacity, unless there is evidence to the contrary. This presumption includes people with disability and people living in residential aged care facilities. It is the responsibility of the treating health practitioner to determine if a person has capacity to make a specific decision.

Where possible, you should support a person to make their own decisions about their future care.