An enduring guardian is appointed to make health and lifestyle decisions for you if you have lost the mental capacity to be able to make those decisions for yourself. Such decisions may be where you might need to live or the type of health care you receive.
Your appointed guardian is entitled to have access to medical records and information from those taking care of you 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 any person interested in your well-being may need to seek an order from the Guardianship Tribunal.
The appointment of an Enduring Guardianship can begin to operate at a time of your choosing and will continue even after you lose capacity. It will terminate on your death or once the appointment is revoked.