A Representation Agreement is the key legal document in British Columbia for personal planning/advance care planning. It is a legally enforceable document and used in case of incapacity, for end-of-life and other support needs.
A Representation Agreement is the only way to authorize someone — called your representative — to assist you or to act on your behalf for health care and personal care matters. It can also cover routine financial affairs and legal matters.
A representative has legal authority to help you manage your affairs and carry out your wishes if you need temporary or ongoing assistance — due to illness, injury or disability.
There are two types of Representation Agreements (RA7 or RA9). They are different and the one to make depends on your mental capability at the time of making it.
For information on obtaining the Representation Agreement form that fits your situation, click RA Info & Forms or you may want to start with a more general introduction at Getting Started.