Powers of attorney
About powers of attorney
Powers of attorney are legal documents that let you appoint someone to make certain decisions for you, or support you in making and giving effect to your decisions.
The enduring power of attorney continues even when you are unable to make decisions. It can be useful in planning for the future.
Supportive attorney appointments are designed to promote the right of people with disability to make their own decisions about things that affect them.
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Plan for the future
Part of planning for the future is to make choices now in case of accident or illness.
Recent changes to the law
Medical decision making laws changed on 12 March 2018 when the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 commenced.
Protection from abuse
Your attorney must act honestly, diligently and in good faith. If you have an urgent concern, contact the OPA Advice Service.