The long and winding road towards a Committeeship Order
In a perfect world people would not get sick. In a perfect world there would be no such thing as Alzheimer’s. In a perfect world, a husband or wife’s decision regarding their spouse’s medical treatment would be sufficient authority for the doctors to act. However, ours is not a perfect world. Ours is a world where financial institutions and medical practitioners are all concerned about getting sued if they follow the wrong instructions. In a world where unscrupulous people take advantage of sick or incapable people, the law has no other choice but to be strict on who can have the legal authority to act on someone’s behalf when it comes to financial and medical matters.