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Power of a Substitute Decision Maker.

What a Substitute Decision Maker can do?

The Substitute Decision Maker (SDM) holds full power to make any personal decisions that the person who gave the Advance Care Directive could have lawfully been capable of making, related to the following matters:

–       Health care

–       Residential and accommodation arrangements

–       Personal affairs

Can a Substitute Decision Maker be under any limitation when performing their authorization?

Yes, their right to some matters can be limited but it must be stated in the Advance Care Directive

What Substitute Decision Maker can not do? 

It is out of the question for Advance Care Directive to allow the SDM to:

–       perform the functions as a trustee or personal representative of the person who gave the Advance Care Directive

–       refuse the use of drugs to relieve pain or distress or the natural provision of food and liquids by mouth to the sick

–       Interfere with civil liberties, for examples, intercepting mail or preventing a person from marrying

–       Determine your assets unless they have a Power of Attorney.

What Substitute Decision Maker is not obliged to do?

Although a substitute decision-maker has a responsibility to protect a person’s interests, he or she does not have the obligation to care for the daily needs of that person.

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