Advance Care Planning
Public Information Sessions
The Advance Care Planning program provides free information sessions to the public.
You can attend one of our monthly sessions, click on the following link for the most current schedule.
About Advance Care Planning
What is Advance Care Planning?
Video : What is Advance Care Planning?
Click here to watch a video that explains what advance care planning (living wills) is and why it’s important to have one. The video also shares testimonials from clients that have chosen to prepare an advance care plan.
Advance care planning is sometimes called a living will, advance directive, or health directive.
Advance Care Planning is the legal set of directions you develop for your medical care if you are too ill or injured to communicate or make decisions. The instructions and information in the plan would only be used to give direction for your treatment if you are not capable of speaking for yourself. (It’s your voice for when you are not capable of speaking for yourself)
An Advance Care Plan can be verbal or written. It is legal. You can complete this on your own, with the help of your family, your health care team or your legal advisor.
In Saskatchewan, an Advance Care Plan is legal and protected under the Health Care Directives and Substitute Health Care Decision Makers Act, 1997.
All Saskatchewan residents who are 16 and older can complete an Advance Care Plan, and can change or revoke the plan at any time if mentally capable of doing so.
Health Care professionals will help a person complete the order form My Voice for Life Sustaining Treatment (MVLST). The MVLST will usually be completed on admission to a health care facility or by a health care professional in the community.
When a person is unable to speak for themselves, a Proxy can speak on behalf of the person re their medical wishes.
A Proxy is appointed by the person when they have capacity. The Health Care Directives and Substitute Health Care Decisions Makers Act, 1997 allows a person in Saskatchewan to legally appoint the person of their choice to be their health care decision maker when the person is unable to speak for themselves. The appointed Proxy makes health care decisions for a person, based on the person’s expressed wishes when they are unable to express themselves.
The Proxy must be over 18 years of age. The Proxy must be someone the person trusts to be responsible and able to respect the person’s opinions, values and wishes for their medical care.
Click here for a copy of the proxy form.
The Advance Care Planning Program
The RQHR Advance Care Planning Support Team is available to provide education on advance care planning in RQHR to both staff and the community.
The office is located at Wascana Rehabilitation Centre. You can phone at 306-766-5922 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Forms and Brochures:
Advance Care Planning Information Links
Click here for a list of links associated with Advance Care Planning.