You may wish to appoint someone as your representative to make decisions on your behalf regarding your personal and health care during any disability, illness or at end of life; should you become incompetent or incapable of managing your affairs. This can be through the use of a Representation Agreement. Your lawyer will explain Representation Agreements in more detail.
A Representation Agreement is often prepared together with a Will. However, the cost of preparing a Will does not normally include the cost of preparing a Representation Agreement. Your lawyer will explain the costs.
British Columbia law does not permit a trust company to act as a representative under a Representation Agreement having provisions which include health care or personal care. Accordingly, Truvera Trust Corporation, www.truvera.ca
cannot be considered for this role.