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GUARDIANSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION ACT 1986


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

   PART 1--PRELIMINARY

   1.      Purpose  
   2.      Commencement  
   3.      Definitions  
   4.      Objects of Act  

   PART 3--THE PUBLIC ADVOCATE

   14.     The Public Advocate  
   15.     Functions of the Public Advocate  
   16.     Powers and duties of the Public Advocate  
   17.     Staff of office of the Public Advocate  
   18.     Delegation  
   18A.    Powers of inspection  

   PART 4--GUARDIANSHIP ORDERS

           Division 1--Application for guardianship order

   19.     Application for guardianship order  
   20.     Who is entitled to notice of an application?  
   21.     Date for hearing  

           Division 2--Appointment of guardian

   22.     Guardianship order  
   23.     Persons eligible as guardians  

           Division 3--Powers and duties of guardian

   24.     Authority of plenary guardian  
   25.     Authority of limited guardian  
   26.     Power to enforce guardianship order  
   27.     Special powers in respect of persons with a disability  
   28.     Exercise of authority by guardian  
   28A.    Exercise of authority by guardian under Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016  
   29.     Ancillary powers of guardian  
   30.     Guardian may seek advice  
   31.     Notice of death of represented person  

           Division 4--Temporary orders

   32.     Application for temporary order  
   33.     Temporary order  

           Division 5--Appointment of alternative guardian

   34.     Appointment of alternative guardian  
   35.     Authority of alternative guardian  

   PART 4A--SPECIAL MEDICAL PROCEDURES

           Division 1--Preliminary

   36.     Persons to whom Part applies  
   38.     Best interests  

           Division 2--Consent

   39.     Tribunal may consent to special medical procedure  
   40.     Effect of consent  
   41.     Refusal of special medical procedure under an advance care directive  
   42.     Unlawful consent to special medical procedure an offence  

           Division 4--Applications to the Tribunal

   42B.    Application for consent of Tribunal to special medical procedure  
   42D.    Date for hearing  
   42E.    Consent of Tribunal to special medical procedure  
   42F.    Tribunal may confer authority to consent to continuing or further special medical procedure  
   42G.    Special medical procedure without consent of Tribunal an offence  

   PART 5--ADMINISTRATION ORDERS

           Division 1--Application for administration order

   43.     Application for administration order  
   44.     Who is entitled to notice of an application?  
   45.     Date for hearing  

           Division 2--Appointment of administrator

   46.     Appointment of administrator  
   47.     Persons eligible as administrators  
   47A.    Remuneration of professional administrator  
   47B.    Payment of costs and expenses to administrator or former administrator from estate  

           Division 3--Powers and duties of administrator

   48.     Power of administrator  
   49.     Exercise of power by administrator  
   50.     Ancillary powers of administrator  
   50A.    Power to make gifts  
   51.     Powers of investment  
   52.     Restriction on powers of represented person to enter into contracts etc.  
   53.     Interest of represented person in property not to be altered by sale or other disposition of property  
   53A.    Exception to ademption applies regardless of testamentary capacity  
   54.     Tribunal may open will  
   55.     Administrator may seek advice  
   56.     Application to the Tribunal by a creditor etc.  
   57.     Power to administrator to act until notice of discharge etc. received  
   58.     Accounts  
   58AA.   Guardianship and Administration Fund  
   58AB.   Notice of death of represented person  
   58A.    Power to make regulations setting fees  

           Division 3A--Additional powers andduties of administrators

   58B.    Powers and duties in relation to represented persons  
   58C.    Exercise of certain powers  
   58D.    Action upon a person ceasing to be a represented person  
   58E.    Represented person entitled to inspection of accounts  
   58F.    Sale of personal effects if unclaimed within 2 years from date of discharge  
   58G.    Power to open will  

           Division 4--Temporary orders

   59.     Application for temporary order  
   60.     Temporary order  

   PART 5A--ADMINISTRATION ORDERS IN RESPECT OF THE ESTATE OF A MISSING PERSON

   60AA.   Application for administration in respect of the estate of a missing person  
   60AB.   Appointment of administrator in respect of the estate of a missing person  
   60AC.   Administrator to notify Tribunal  
   60AD.   Order to remove an administrator  
   60AE.   Duration of order  
   60AF.   Application for temporary order  
   60AG.   Temporary order  
   60AH.   Operation of Part  
   60AI.   Application of Parts 5, 6 and 6A  
   60AJ.   Application of objects of this Act  

   PART 6--REHEARINGS AND REASSESSMENT OF ORDERS

           Division 1--Rehearings

   60A.    Application for rehearing  
   60B.    Parties and notice  
   60C.    Rehearing  
   60D.    Effect of first instance order pending rehearing  

           Division 2--Reassessment of orders

   61.     Reassessment  
   62.     Who is entitled to notice of a reassessment?  
   63.     Order after reassessment  

   PART 6A--INTERSTATE ORDERS

   63A.    Application of Part  
   63B.    Definitions  
   63C.    Corresponding laws and orders  
   63D.    Ministerial agreements  
   63E.    Registration of interstate orders  
   63F.    Reassessment of interstate orders  
   63G.    Reciprocal arrangements under the State Trustees (State Owned Company) Act 1994  

   PART 7--GENERAL PROVISIONS

   66.     Matters before a Court  
   67.     Effect of setting aside administration order on previous actions of administrator  
   70.     Immunity from suit  
   73.     Judicial notice  
   79.     Audit  
   80.     General penalty  
   81.     Offences by bodies corporate  
   82.     Regulations  

   PART 8--AMENDMENTS TO THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE ACT 1958

   83.     Principal Act  
   85.     Existing protected persons  

   PART 9--TRANSITIONAL PROVISION

   87.     Rehearings and reassessments under Part 6  
           SCHEDULE 3
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