An Enduring Guardianship makes health and lifestyle decisions for you if you have lost the capacity to make those decisions for yourself. Health decisions may include medical or dental treatment, whereas lifestyle decisions may include where you reside.
Your appointed guardian is entitled to medical records and information to the extent that it is necessary to assist them in carrying out their functions. In the event you lose capacity and you have not appointed a guardian a member of your family or another person interested in your well-being may seek an order from the Guardianship Division.
The Guardianship Tribunal may or may not appoint a person that you would have preferred to act as your guardian.
The appointment of an Enduring Guardianship commences when you lose capacity and continues until you die or the appointment is revoked.