You can choose any competent person to act as your representative as long as they are 19 years of age or older and are ready to act as your representative. (c) the court authorized the payment of remuneration at the request of the designated person in the representation agreement as a representative, substitute or observer. Your representative must, as far as reasonable, consult you to determine your wishes. The other duties of the section 16 representatives include the obligation: 15 (1) A representation agreement enters into force on the date it is executed, unless the agreement provides that it takes effect at a later date or one of the provisions of the agreement comes into force at a later date. , or help with decision-making when you are no longer able to make decisions yourself. The person you choose is called your “representative.” Communicates a representative`s desire for a representative to make decisions, help or stop making decisions; 2. At the request of a representative, the Tribunal may give instructions or issue an opinion on the interpretation of a provision of a representation agreement. In accordance with Section 29, a representation agreement ends in some cases, even if you or the agent dies, if the agent becomes incapacitated or if you are declared incapacitated by a court bc and the court does not allow the representation agreement to continue. Section 7 of the Act allows you to enter into a basic representation agreement that covers your daily life. In a Section 7 agreement, you can authorize your or her agents to help you make decisions or make decisions on your behalf on any of the following: Section 9 of the Act allows you to enter into an alternative agreement that gives your representative the power to make medical and other decisions that are very important to you.

, including the decision to refuse subsistence treatment. What you can allow your representative in a Section 9 contract is the possibility: under the BC Representation Agreement Act, there are usually two types of representation agreements that you can enter into: an agreement with “limited powers” – sometimes called Section 7 Representative Convention – and an agreement that contains “general powers” – sometimes called clause 9 representative convention. Generally speaking, the types of decisions you can authorize your representative in a Section 7 agreement are important, but generally not as intrusive or potentially controversial as those that can be included in a Section 9 agreement.