This is a legally binding document to appoint one or more persons to make decisions concerning your care issues in case you become incapable of making those decisions.
Creating a Representation Agreement is a key part of Advanced Care Planning it allows seniors to rest assured that decisions are made on their behalf by people they trust. It also makes the communication between health care providers, families and caregivers more efficient.
The appointed representatives are often family members but cannot be paid members of the health care team. The Agreement does not have to be signed by a lawyer.
For more details about the Representation Agreement, you may download the Representation Agreement guide by the Vancouver-based non-profit organization Nidus.