Part 2 of the Care Consent Act deals with advance directives. Any person who is capable and at least 16 years old can make a directive. A directive must appoint a proxy and may set out your wishes for future health care. A proxy is someone that you trust and want to make your care decisions in the event you cannot make your own decisions. The advantage of making an advance directive is that you can appoint the person you want to play this role. This type of planning can assist your family at a time of great emotional stress and can reduce the potential for family disputes regarding the care you should receive.
In addition to advance directives, the Yukon also has developed a Resuscitation and Care form. This form is not an advance directive because it does not appoint a proxy. However, people can use this form to set out their wishes for care. Resuscitation and Care form