Islanders’ opinions requested on changes to substitute decision-making legislation

Government encourages Islanders to learn more about upcoming legislative changes that will help them better understand the role of capacity in substitute decision-making processes.

The Department of Justice and Public Safety has developed an education series and consultation papers, and has begun legislative work on substitute decision making as part of its mandate to continually modernize provincial legislation. 

Substitute decision making is when others will make decisions for a person because they are no longer able to make decisions for themselves or with the support of someone they trust. 

“Making sure the concept of capacity and substitute decision making is well understood is foundational to how we help and protect Islanders when they are faced with questions around their independent decision making.

We want to ensure Islanders have the opportunity to know their rights and to understand what legal frameworks exist to support them when facing these deeply personal matters”.

- Minister of Justice and Public Safety, and Attorney General Bloyce Thompson 

Public feedback will help provide important guidance to the Powers of Attorney and Personal Directives Act, the Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act, and the Public Guardian and Trustee Act and its processes.   

Anyone wanting to provide their feedback can email their comments in either English or French to by September 15, 2021.

Media contact:
Vicki Tse
Department of Justice and Public Safety

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