On 1 July 2014 the Advance Care Directives Act 2013 (SA) came into operation. In addition, amendments to the Consent to Medical Treatment and Palliative Care Act 1995 (SA) also became operative. An Advance Care Directive (ACD) now replaces a number of previous documents. This course will explain the purpose of an ACD, who can make an ACD and explain the witnessing procedure that should be followed by Authorised Witnesses when witnessing such a document. No refunds apply unless the course is cancelled by TAFE SA. International students on a Student visa (subclass 500) are not eligible to undertake short courses.
- Changes introduced by Advance Care Directives Act 2013 SA
- Existing documents
- Who can make an ACD?
- Who can witness an ACD?
- Correct Witnessing Procedure
- Witnessing Certified Copies of an ACD
- Cancellation of an ACD
- Referral for assistance
Authorised witnesses of Advance Care Directives include Justices of the Peace, lawyers, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, teachers and public servants of more than five years standing.