A Representation Agreement is the key legal document in British Columbia for personal planning/advance care planning. It is a legally enforceable document and used in case of incapacity, for end-of-life, and other support needs.
You must be an adult (19 years or older) to make a Representation Agreement.
A representative has legal authority to help you manage your affairs and carry out your wishes if you need temporary or ongoing assistance — due to illness, injury or disability.
A Representation Agreement is the only way to authorize someone — called your representative — to assist you or to act on your behalf for health care and personal care matters. Some might use a Representation Agreement to cover routine financial affairs and legal matters.
There are two types of Representation Agreements – a Representation Agreement section 7 (RA7) and a Representation Agreement section 9 (RA9).
For more information, check out Nidus’s website:https://www.nidus.ca/representation-agreement/