If your healthcare choices are made by somebody else, there are some treatments and other things they can’t agree to without a court or tribunal saying it is OK. These things include:
- Things that stop you from being able to have a baby forever (called ‘sterilisation’)
- Taking part of your body so it can be put it into somebody else (called ‘transplant’)
- Ending your pregnancy (called ‘abortion’)
If somebody wants to do one of these things to you, they need permission from a court or tribunal, like the Family Court (if you are under 18) or the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.