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Validity of an Advance Decision

How an Advance Decision is deemed valid

To decide whether an Advance Decision is legal and applicable, the doctors or healthcare professionals must try to find out if the person:

Keeping an Advance Decision up to date

Once an Advance Decision is validly made, it remains legal unless you decide to change some or all of it, or 'revoke' (meaning cancel) it. To make sure your Advance Decision is up to date and valid, you should review your decisions regularly. For example, every 3 to 5 years if your condition is relatively stable.

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