Representation Agreement: A Representation Agreement allows you to appoint a friend or loved one as your representative who can make health care decisions for you when you are unable to do so for yourself. This document can give you peace of mind knowing your health care wishes will be followed when you are no longer capable of communicating this to your health care professional. A Section 7 Representation Agreement includes minor health care decisions and financial decision-making, but does not include “end of life” decisions. A Section 9 Representation Agreement gives the representative the authority to make major health care decisions, including “end of life” decisions.
Advanced Health Care Directive: This document outlines your health care decisions in the event you are unable to communicate to your health care professional.