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Health Professionals Info

Updated: July 23, 2008

Information for health care professionals delivering cancer care, treatment and support in British Columbia. Others are welcome to visit this section of the site as well.

Three large online resources are found here – the BC Cancer Agency's:

Use of this site and any information on it is at your own risk, and is subject to our Terms of Use.


Advance Care Planning

Advance care planning is the process of thinking about, and writing down, your wishes or instructions for future health care treatment in the event you become incapable of deciding for yourself. On September 1, 2011, advance directives became another new legal option for capable adults in British Columbia to do advance care planning to make their wishes known for their future health care treatment decisions.

For more information about advance care planning, including how to make an advance care plan, name a Representative in a Representation Agreement, or to make an advance directive, visit the Ministry of Health Advance Care Planning page.

If you are a health care provider in B.C. and want to know more about B.C.’s health care consent laws, see the updated Health Care Providers’ Guide to Consent to Health Care.