Personal Directives Act Sample Forms for Service Providers
The Personal Directives Act is a new law that allows Nova Scotians to create a document that states their wishes regarding personal care decisions and to appoint a person to make those decisions in the event that they are unable to make these decisions themselves. The document is called a personal directive. Some Nova Scotians may not be capable of making a Personal Directive, and may be unable to make personal care decisions for themselves.
The Department of Community Services has developed sample forms to evaluate a persons capacity to make personal care decisions and to identify a substitute decision maker for that person. These forms are made available to service providers for the Department of Community Services as a guide, and not as legal advice, to assist in these evaluations.