Legal - 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 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