A representation agreement is a legal document that allows you to appoint someone as your representative to make health and personal care decisions for you.

There are two types of representation agreement: a section 7 agreement and a section 9 agreement.

A section 7 agreement gives limited powers to a representative to deal with certain aspects of a person’s estate and their personal needs. A section 7 agreement can be granted by a person who has diminished capacity.

A section 9 agreement can provide more detailed instructions regarding how you would like your representative to help you manage your health and personal care needs. A section 9 agreement can dictate under what circumstances your representative can act and what input they must seek from you and others in making decisions.

We encourage you to seek legal advice if you are contemplating a representation agreement, as a representation agreement may not be effective if it is improperly drafted