Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 - Queensland Legislation

Mar 5, 2017 - This Act acknowledges the following—. (a) an adult's right to make decisions is fundamental to the adult's inherent dignity;. (b) the right to make ...
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Queensland

Guardianship and Administration Act 2000

Current as at 5 March 2017

Queensland

Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 Contents Page Chapter 1

Preliminary

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Short title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Commencement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Act binds all persons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Chapter 2

Explanation

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Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Purpose to achieve balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Way purpose achieved . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Relationship with Public Guardian Act 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Relationship with Powers of Attorney Act 1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Range of substitute decision-makers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Types of matter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Principles for adults with impaired capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Primary focus—adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Chapter 3

Appointment of guardians and administrators

Part 1

Making an appointment order

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Appointment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Advance appointment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Advance appointment—guardian for restrictive practice matter .

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Appointment of 1 or more eligible guardians and administrators

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Appropriateness considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Advice from proposed appointee about appropriateness and competence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Guardian or administrator to update advice about appropriateness and competence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

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Inquiries about appropriateness and competence . . . . . . . . . . .

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Comply with other tribunal requirement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Financial management plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Advice to registrar of titles if appointment concerns land . . . . . .

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Part 2

Relationship between appointment and enduring document

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Attorney’s power subject to tribunal authorisation . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Appointment without knowledge of enduring document . . . . . . .

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Protection if unaware of appointment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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