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This document has been developed by the Critical Care Clinical Network in conjunction with the Office of the Public Advocate to clarify expectations of intensive care units and critical care health professionals under the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016.

Individual intensive care units should develop local policies and processes to comply with the Act in accordance with their own case-mix and scope of practice. Individual intensive care units should develop and implement processes for achieving this in a manner that suits their specific circumstances.

The Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society and the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses have endorsed these recommendations.

Page last updated: 21 Feb 2019

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