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You can apply to SAT to appoint a guardian or administrator, review these appointments, or decide on matters about powers of attorney and powers of guardianship.

SAT can consider applications about Advanced Health Directives and consider applications for declarations about treatment decisions for people under legal incapacity.

It can also give consent to sterilisation procedures for a person for whom a guardianship order has been made.

In addition to the above, SAT can review decisions about medical research or urgent medical research in relation to a research candidate’s participation in medical research under Part 9E of the Guardianship and Administration Act 1990.

In determining applications under the Guardianship and Administration Act 1990, the SAT must observe certain principles.

Last updated: 27 March 2024

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