End of Life Law - Emergency Medical Treatment

Emergency Medical Treatment

There are times when a person’s life is in danger and a decision about life-sustaining medical treatment must be made quickly. The factsheet in this section explains the law relating to emergency (or urgent) medical treatment. You will also find case studies, mythbusters and other resources about the law in this area.


  • Training module

An online training module on this topic is available through the End of Life Law for Clinicians training program. To learn more about the training or to register visit the ELLC online training portal.


Page updated 11 February 2019