A Health and Welfare LPA enables your Attorney to make decisions affecting your personal health care and welfare.
This could involve significant decisions, such as:
Yes. If you want your Attorney to make decisions about ‘life-sustaining treatment’, you have to expressly authorise your Attorney in your LPA.
Including life-sustaining authority does not authorise euthanasia. You may also enable your Attorney to make decisions about day-to-day aspects of your personal welfare, such as your diet, clothing or daily routines. It is for you to decide and communicate to your Attorney which decisions your Attorney may make.