The latest edition of our Attorney Support Services newsletter is out now. The focus is on Health & Welfare. It covers information on when an attorney can act under a Health & Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney and what types of decisions they can make. It also includes details of the recently released report warning that we are heading towards a incapacity crisis, that makes very interesting reading.
Taking into account the warning of the potential incapacity crisis together with the time, expense and emotional cost of a case going to court, it is even more important that we make our wishes clear on our choice of life sustaining treatment, while we still can.
Although it is usually an uncomfortable conversation to have with our family and loved ones, it is invaluable that you speak to them to make sure, they know your wishes if you were unable to communicate your wishes to them.
It is also imperative that, having spoken about it with our loved ones, you make sure there is a valid LPA in place covering Health & Welfare so that your loved ones can carry out your wishes.
This article is not a definitive statement of the law. It is designed as a free update on the law at the time of publishing. It is not a substitute for legal advice on specific facts and circumstances. BakerLaw LLP and/or the writer accepts no liability or responsibility for reliance on this article and recommends that you seek independent legal advice on your specific circumstances prior to taking any steps.