NON-STANDARD PROVISIONS Section 9 of the Representation Agreement Act for information

October 13, 2011

NON-Standard Provisions

Section 9 of the Representation Agreement Act for information

(1)  In a representation agreement made under this section, an adult may, subject to subsections (2) and (3), authorize his or her representative to

a)            Do anything that the representative considers necessary in relation to the personal care or health care of the adult, or

b)            Do one or more things, including any of the following:

i.        Decide where the adult is to live and with whom, including whether the adult should live in a care facility;

ii.        Decide whether the adult should work and, if so, the type of work, the employer, and any related matters;

iii.        Decide whether the adult should participate in any educational, social, vocational or other activity;

iv.        decide whether the adult should have contact or associate with another person;

v.        decide whether the adult should apply for any licence, permit, approval or other authorization required by law for the performance of an activity;

vi.        make day-to-day decisions on behalf of the adult, including decisions about the diet or dress of the adult;

vii.        give or refuse consent to health care for the adult, including giving or refusing consent, in the circumstances specified in the agreement, to specified kinds of health care, even though the adult refuses to give consent at the time the health care is provided;

viii.        despite any objection of the adult, physically restrain, move and manage the adult and authorize another person to do these things, if necessary to provide personal care or health care to the adult.

(2) Unless expressly provided for in a representation agreement made under this section, a representative must not

a)            Give or refuse consent on the adult`s behalf to any type of health care prescribed under section 34(2)(f) of the Health Care (Consent) and Care Facility (Admission) Act,

b)            Make arrangements for the temporary care and education of the adult`s minor children, or any other persons who are cared for or supported by the adult, or

c)            Interfere with the adult`s religious practices.

(3) In a representation agreement made under this section, if a representative is provided the power to give or refuse consent to health care for the adult, the representative may give or refuse consent to health care necessary to preserve life.

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One Response to “NON-STANDARD PROVISIONS Section 9 of the Representation Agreement Act for information”

  1. […] a Section 9 – Non-Standard 9 (or Enhanced) Representation Agreement appoints a person to make or help you make decisions about your health and personal care.  The Section 9 agreement has much more power, see “non-standard” provisions of the Representation Agreement Act below. […]

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