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Alert: Part 2 Acts Amendment (Consent to Medical Treatment) Act 2008 (WA)

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On 8 January 2010, Part 2 of the Acts Amendment (Consent to Medical Treatment) Act 2008 (WA) ('AACMTA') other than parts of section 11 (namely ss110RA, 110ZAA, 110ZAB, 110ZAC) and section 12 (ie registration related provisions) was proclaimed to come into operation on 15 February 2010.  The newly proclaimed provisions are the first legislative steps in Western Australia to govern the making of future treatment decisions in circumstances where a person loses the capacity to make such decisions regarding his or her own medical treatment.

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