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Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act

The Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act (AGTA) replaces the Dependent Adults Act (DAA) and came into effect on October 30, 2009.

The AGTA provides decision-making options for health care providers, physicians, patients and their families to use to ensure that consent for health care is obtained from the appropriate decision-maker(s). For more information on the Alberta Health Services’ process for obtaining consent, please review the Alberta Health Services Consent Policy.

For further details around what the AGTA is, please visit the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee. The AGTA is administered by the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee.

Forms

Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (AGTA)

AGTA decision-making options require the use of regulated forms. New court application forms have also been developed by the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee. To access these forms, please visit the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee website.

AGTA forms that are most often used include:

Alberta Health Services - Consent Forms

Health care providers please note: There are now new AHS Consent Forms.  

Quick Facts

For Health Care Providers:

Need more information?

Members of the Public Can:

  1. Speak with their health care provider
  2. Contact the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee

Health Care Providers Can:

Contact Alberta Health Services by e-mail at clinicalpolicy@albertahealthservices.ca.

Other resources for health care providers include:

Alberta Health Services

Need More Information?

If you need more information, please contact the resources below or, read some FAQs:

Members of the Public

Can speak with their health care provider or Contact the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee at:

Health Care Providers

Alberta Health Services