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References for medical treatment decisions

References for medical treatment decisions.

VLA Professional support — Civil law resources

VLA intranet

The professional support team have a summary of the Mental Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016.

See Practice resources—Civil justice resources—Summary of the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016(opens in a new window).

Health Victoria

This government site has information about the changes that allow a person to plan in advance for future health care decisions by making an advance care directive or appointing a support person or medical treatment decision-maker.

See Health Victoria—Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016(opens in a new window).

Explanatory memorandum and second reading speech

For an explanation of the government's intention when enacting this law see:

Office of the Public Advocate

The Office of the Public Advocate and the Law Institute of Victoria have joined forces to develop a publication designed for lawyers who are advising their clients about planning for the future including creating powers of attorney and planning for future medical treatment decisions.

See Office of the Public Advocate (OPA)—Future planning for decision-making and the law in Victoria: A resource for lawyers who practice in future planning(opens in a new window).

A lecture was delivered to Legal Help staff on 24 May 2018 about the Medical Treatment, Planning and Decisions Act 2016.

See Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 (ppt, 393 KB)(opens in a new window)

This powerpoint, presented by Sonia Gardiner, OPA Senior Medical Treatment Decisions Officer and Genevieve Nihill, VCAT Deputy President, Human Rights Division, explains for a Legal Help training session in 2018, the most significant aspects of the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016.

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