Appointing a medical treatment decision maker

You have the right to make your own medical treatment decisions.

However, if you experience an injury or illness that means you are unable to make decisions, either temporarily or permanently, If this happens to you, Victoria’s Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 specifies who has legal authority to make medical treatment decisions for you. This person is called your medical treatment decision maker.

You can choose your medical treatment decision maker by appointing someone to this role, providing you have decision-making capacity to do so.


Find the form for appointing a medical treatment decision-maker, and instructions for completing it, on the Victorian Government Health website

Please note: These forms are created and managed by the Department of Health. You may need to scroll down the page to find the form.

Watch a video on witnessing requirements for these forms

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