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What is a Representation Agreement?

March 15, 2012

In British Columbia, a Representation Agreement allows you to appoint a Representative to make decisions about your health care, Personal Care, and routine financial matters. In a sense, it is like a “Power of Attorney” over these non-financial matters.

The Representation Agreement, while very useful, must be prepared carefully, with appropriate safeguards and protections for you; it can cover end-of –life decisions, and your Representative does have the power of life and death over your body!

Representation Agreements are particularly useful if you are older, especially if you want to appoint someone who is not your spouse to be your Representative. In addition, it is important that you know how to terminate the Representation, for example, if you have a falling out with your Representative!

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