Access User: an individual approved by the Nidus Registry to access information stored in the Registry. These individuals represent institutions like Health Authorities and their associated services, banks and credit unions, the Public Guardian and Trustee and government services.
Account Holder: the person whose information is stored in the Registry as data or as a document or file in formats such as PDF, mp3, mp4, flv, wma, wmv, mov.
Adult: a person age 19 years or older who engages in personal planning, including the making of a planning document such as a Representation Agreement or Enduring Power of Attorney.
Appointee: a person authorized in a Representation Agreement or Enduring Power of Attorney to assist or act on behalf of the Adult or a person named in a Nomination of Committee (can only be authorized by the court).
Institutional Contact: an individual who acts as the Registry’s contact person for Registration Agents or Access Users within a specific firm or institution.
Nidus ID: the unique number assigned to an Adult’s account by the Registry at the time of registration. Also referred to as the “Nidus Registration Number.” Accounts set up through the online Registry will be assigned a randomly generated 7-digit Nidus ID. This number can be used as a Personal Identifier.
Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre Association: the legal name of the non-profit charitable organization, registered as a charity in Canada and incorporated in British Columbia. The organization, including its employees and directors, is also known as Nidus or the Resource Centre, and its mandate is to provide education, support, and assistance with personal planning to British Columbians.
Nidus Registry or Personal Planning Registry or Registry: a service operated by the Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre Association. It is a voluntary, centralized online registry for an Adult’s planning documents, to facilitate communication of an Adult’s information, instructions/wishes and authorizations when needed.
Personal Identifier: an Adult’s date of birth, BC Care Card or Provincial Health Card Number, Driver’s License Number, BC Identification Number, and/or Social Insurance Number, as provided by the Registrant at the time of registration, and used to search for an Adult’s account in the Registry.
Personal information: information about an individual that allows them to be identified.
Personal Password: the password chosen by a Registrant in the registration process and used to access the account created by that Registrant.
PIPA: British Columbia’s Personal Information Protection Act, SBC 2003, c 63.
Planning Document: written authorizations for matters related to managing health care, personal care, and legal and financial affairs that may be used to assist the Adult during their lifetime. In BC these include a Representation Agreement, Enduring Power of Attorney, Advance Directive, Nomination of Committee, Notice of Revocation for any of the aforementioned.
Registrant: the person who registers information with the Nidus Registry, and includes registration through self-registrations and Registration Agents.
Registration Agent: a lawyer or notary public or their staff approved by the Nidus Registry to act as a Registrant on behalf of their clients.
Registry Site or Site: the website, webpages and sub-pages of the online Nidus Registry.
Self-Registration: registration by an Adult of their own information and documents, or by someone with the legal authority to act on the Adult’s behalf, other than a Registration Agent.