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POWERS OF ATTORNEY ACT 1998 - SECT 6A

Relationship with Guardianship and Administration Act 2000

6A Relationship with Guardianship and Administration Act 2000

(1) This Act is to be read in conjunction with the Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 which provides a scheme by which—
(a) the tribunal may appoint a guardian for an adult with impaired capacity for personal matters to make particular decisions and do particular other things for the adult in relation to the matters; and
Note—
Personal matters do not include special personal matters or special health matters— schedule 2 , section 2 .
(b) the tribunal may appoint an administrator for an adult with impaired capacity for financial matters to make particular decisions and do particular other things for the adult in relation to the matters; and
(c) the tribunal may consent to the withholding or withdrawal of a life-sustaining measure and to particular special health care.
Note—
However, the tribunal may not consent to electroconvulsive therapy or a non-ablative neurosurgical procedure Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 , section 68 (1) .
(2) The Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 also provides a scheme for health care and special health care for adults with impaired capacity for the matter concerned, including an order of priority for dealing with health care and special health care.
Note—
See the Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 , sections 65 and 66 .
(3) The Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 also provides for the public advocate.
(4) If there is an inconsistency between this Act and the Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 , the Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 prevails.



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