In British Columbia, Adult Guardianship Legislation refers to the provincial laws that give every adult (19 years of age or older) a choice about how decisions can or will be made “by” or “for” them. This includes decisions related to:
- health care,
- personal care,
- admission to or continued residence in a care facility, financial, and legal and financial matters.
Additionally, the Adult Guardianship Act ensures that vulnerable adults have the right to support, assistance or adult guardianship protection as a result of adult abuse or neglect. The four Acts that comprise the Adult Guardianship laws are:
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