The Guardianship and Administration Act 1990 was amended by the Acts Amendment (Consent to Medical Treatment) Act 2008 to include an Advance Health Directive. Finally, West Australians have legislation to enshrine their right to refuse medical treatment for a current condition or terminal illness.
While forms are not yet available, a report of the Clinical Senate Meeting titled: 'Delivering a Healthy WA: Patients, Clinicians, the Law and Decisions for End-of-Life Care' which was held on 21 November 2008 at the Duxton Hotel in Perth is available.
An Enduring Power of Guardianship can also be appointed as a substitute decision-maker. Applications for Enduring Power of Guardianship can be made at:
State Administrative Tribunal
12 St Georges Terrace
PERTH WA 6000
Telephone: (08) 9219 3111
Tollfree: 1300 306 017