Legal matters and health

Access to medical records
There are various ways in which you may access personal medical records. Find out about the procedures and rules.

Advance Healthcare Directives
An Advance Healthcare Directive in Ireland is a statement about the type and extent of medical or surgical treatment you want in the future, on the assumption that you will not be able to make that decision at the relevant time.

Consent to medical and surgical procedures
As a general rule, informed consent must be given before medical and surgical procedures can happen in Ireland. Find out more.

Legal arrangements for incapacity
Legal arrangements for people who are unable to look after their own affairs.

Ward of Court
Explanation of what a Ward of Court in Ireland is and how to apply to have someone made a Ward of Court.