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GUARDIANSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION ACT 1990 - SECT 104

104 .         Execution of enduring power of attorney

        (1a)         A person who has reached 18 years of age and has full legal capacity may create an enduring power of attorney.

        (1)         An enduring power of attorney may be created by instrument —

            (a)         that is in the form or substantially in the form of Form 1 in Schedule 3; and

            (b)         in which the donor of the power declares that the power either — 

                  (i)         will continue in force notwithstanding his subsequent legal incapacity; or

                  (ii)         will be in force only during any period when a declaration by the State Administrative Tribunal under section 106 that the donor does not have legal capacity is in force.

        (2)         An instrument is not effective to create an enduring power of attorney unless — 

            (a)         there are 2 attesting witnesses to the instrument —

                  (i)         both of whom are authorised by law to take declarations; or

                  (ii)         of whom —

                        (I)         one is authorised by law to take declarations; and

        (II)         the other has the qualifications specified in subsection (3);

                and

            (b)         the instrument has endorsed on it, or annexed to it, a statement of acceptance in the form, or substantially in the form, of Form 2 in Schedule 3 executed by —

                  (i)         the person or persons appointed to be the donee of the power; and

                  (ii)         where applicable, the person or persons appointed to be the substitute donee of the power.

        (3)         A witness referred to in subsection (2)(a)(ii)(II) must be a person —

            (a)         who has reached 18 years of age; and

            (b)         who is not a person appointed to be a donee or substitute donee of the power.

        [Section 104 amended: No. 70 of 2000 s. 13; No. 55 of 2004 s. 466(1); No. 25 of 2008 s. 9.]



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