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Advance Decisions and Advance Statements

If you have strong views as to the medical care or treatment you would wish to receive (or not receive) following your mental incapacity you may wish to consider making a Living Will. This term has no legal meaning but in the UK is used to refer to either an Advance Decision (also known as an Advance Directive) or an Advance Statement.

An Advance Decision is a decision to refuse treatment, which can include life sustaining treatment, and is legally binding in England and Wales. It can only be made to refuse treatment and not to insist that particular treatment be given.

An Advance Statement is any other decision about how you would like to be treated. It is not legally binding but should be taken into account when deciding what is in your best interests.

If you make a Health and Welfare LPA you can include an Advance Statement.

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