Being an Agent in Alberta

Being an Agent in Alberta

This booklet is for people who have been asked to be an Agent under someone’s Personal Directive. It explains what is involved in being an Agent.

It is divided into two sections:

  • a question and answer section that covers issues to consider before you accept the job as well as common questions and examples; and
  • a checklist section that helps guide you when the Personal Directive comes into effect.

This booklet gives general information only, not legal advice. It is not a do-it-yourself guide. For that, you need a more detailed self-help publication or legal advice. See the last few pages of this booklet for information on where to get this help.


You should NOT rely on this webpage for legal advice. It provides general information on Alberta law only. June 2013.

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