Discussion paper - NT Health Care Decision Makers

What happens when a patient is unable to make a decision about their health care? Who should be able to make a decision for them?

The Office of the Public Guardian is working with the Department of the Attorney-General and Justice on proposed changes to NT law. These changes aim to improve the way decisions are made around health care.

If you are a family member, close friend, service provider or community organisation, you can have your say on these proposed changes and how services can be improved.

To find out more, read the NT Health Care Decision Makers discussion paper.

NT Health Care Decision Makers discussion paper PDF (1.0 MB)
NT Health Care Decision Makers discussion paper DOCX (360.5 KB).

How to submit

You can make a submission in the following ways:

By email

Electronic copies of submissions are preferred.

Email your feedback or statement to agd.execcorrespondence@nt.gov.au.

The closing date for submissions is 31 January 2020.

By mail

You can also send your feedback to:

Director
Policy Coordination
Department of the Attorney-General and Justice
Darwin GPO Box 1722
Darwin, NT 0801.

Information sessions

Public information sessions are being held from late October to early December in Tennant Creek, Alice Springs, Katherine, Nhulunbuy, Darwin and Palmerston.

To register or for more information, contact the Office of the Public Guardian on 1800 810 979 or email public.guardian@nt.gov.au.

Non-confidentiality of submissions

Submissions may be made publicly available, and may be published on the department’s website, unless you clearly mark it as “confidential”. The department may draw upon the contents of submissions made and quote from them or refer to them in reports, which may also be made publicly available.

Last updated: 30 October 2019

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