Alberta – Registration Of Personal Directive

A Personal Directive guides your personal decisions. It is a legal document allowing you to name a decision maker and/or provide written instructions to be followed when, due to illness or injury, you no longer have the capacity to make decisions such as where you live or the medical treatment you will receive.

It is now possible to register your Personal Directive with the Alberta Government to make it easier for doctors and other health care providers to communicate with the person(s) you named to make decisions on your behalf.

How to register:

1) On-line registration:

Set up an account with Secure Identity & Access Management System (SIAMS). If you already have an account, log in.

Go to SIAMS now

2) Register by mail:

Mail this Printable Form

Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee
4th floor, John E. Brownlee Building
10365 – 97 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 3Z8

3) Register through the Office of the Public Guardian
Calgary – (403) 297-3364

The Registry will not keep a copy of your Personal Directive – they need only the date of the document, your contact information, and the contact information of your agent(s). Your information is private and may only be accessed by pre-approved Health Authorities.

We generally recommend that you provide your agent(s) and family doctor a copy of your Personal Directive, and advise them where you store the original document. You may wish to include a card in your wallet that states you have made a Personal Directive, where it is located, and the contact information of your agent(s). Please contact us if you have any questions about Personal Directives.

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