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POWERS OF ATTORNEY ACT 1998 - SECT 62

Statutory health attorney

62 Statutory health attorney

(1) This Act authorises a statutory health attorney for an adult’s health matter to make any decision about the health matter that the adult could lawfully make if the adult had capacity for the matter.
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Note this does not include a special health matter.
(2) A statutory health attorney’s power for a health matter is exercisable during any or every period the adult has impaired capacity for the matter.
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However, the priority of an attorney’s power is decided by the Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 , section 66 (Adult with impaired capacity—order of priority in dealing with health matter). See, in particular, section 66 (5) .



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