End of Life Law - Substitute Decision-Making

Substitute Decision-Making

As a person ages, they sometimes lose their ability to make decisions about health care. When this happens, those decisions will need to be made by a substitute decision-maker. The factsheet in this section explains the law on substitute decision-making. You will also find a case study, 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 18 May 2021