A guardian is someone with legal authority to make important health and lifestyle decisions on behalf of a person with a decision-making disability.
Anyone who has a genuine concern for the welfare of a person with a mental disability can make an application for guardianship.
How to apply for an emergency guardianship or administration order where there is an immediate risk to a person’s health, welfare or property,
An enduring guardian, is a person appointed by you to make important personal and lifestyle decisions on your behalf if you lose decision-making capacity as a result of a disability.
A power of attorney allows you to appoint another person to make legal and financial decisions on your behalf. An enduring power of attorney gives your attorney authority to make these decisions if you lose capacity as a result of a disability or illness.
Who can be a guardian and what is involved.
Guardians may provide letters of consent for a service to be provided, if the guardian considers it necessary.
Guardians may provide letters of consent for a National Disability Insurance service to be provided, if the guardian considers it necessary.
How to get substitute consent to medical and dental treatment for adults with cognitive impairment.