(1) The ACAT may at any time, on application or on its own initiative, hold a hearing to consider—
(a) whether an order appointing a guardian or manager should be—
(i) varied; or
(ii) revoked on the ground that the need for guardianship or management no longer exists; or
(b) whether a guardian or manager should be removed under section 31.
(2) The ACAT must review an order appointing a guardian or manager at least once every 3 years.
(3) The ACAT must review an order appointing a guardian for a person if—
(a) the guardian tells the ACAT under section 70A (6) that a consent to treatment is not to be renewed; or
(b) an advance consent direction made by the person is given to the ACAT under the Mental Health Act 2015
, section 27 (5).
(4) The ACAT must consider the suitability of a person as a replacement guardian or manager as soon as practicable after the person becomes a replacement guardian or manager.
(5) For this section:
(a)" order "includes an order registered under section 12 (Recognition of interstate etc guardians and managers); and
(b) an order registered under section 12 is taken to have been made when the order is registered.
(6) In this section:
"replacement guardian or manager" means a person who becomes a guardian or manager when—
(a) a previous guardian or manager dies; and
(b) the previous guardian or manager's appointment provides for the person to become the guardian or manager.