PCT welcomes the action on the Guardianship and Administration Amendment (Advance Care Directives) Bill 2020. All other Australian jurisdictions except Tasmania and New South Wales explicitly provide for Advance Care Directives in legislation. The draft Bill amends the Guardianship and Administration Act 1995 to provide for the giving, recognition and implementation of Advance Care Directives.

Advance Care Directives are instructions about a person’s future decisions in relation to health care and treatment made by a person when they have decision making ability in anticipation of a time in the future when they do not have the ability to make those decisions due to illness or injury.

PCT will be providing significant feedback to the Department of Justice on this draft  Bill, we welcome Members input no later than October 10th. Please email veney.hiller@pct.org.au 

The Tasmanian Government is committed to providing opportunities for community involvement in the development of Government policy and  are seeking  input on the draft Bill.

You can download the Guardianship and Administration Amendment (Advance Care Directives) Bill 2020 (PDF, 1.1 MB)

If you would like to more information or make your own submission you can find all the details here:

https://www.justice.tas.gov.au/community-consultation/consultations/guardianship-and-administration-amendment-advance-care-directives-bill-2020

All written submissions on the Guardianship and Administration Amendment (Advance Care Directives) Bill 2020  need to be submitted to the Department by  5:00pm on Friday, 16 October 2020.