HELPFUL INFORMATION

HELPFUL INFORMATION

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What is a Power of Attorney?

A power of attorney is a document that appoints a person (called an “attorney”), to act on behalf of another person who grants the power ( the “donor” ) during the donor’s lifetime. The purpose of a power of attorney is to provide proof of the attorney’s powers. It allows the attorney to sign any document or do anything which the donor can do legally, subject to any conditions or limitations stated in that document.

For power of attorney fact sheets visit www.legalaid.tas.gov.au

Free power of attorney forms www.lawdepot.com

What does an enduring power of attorney document mean? www.publicguardian.tas.gov.au

What is an Enduring Guardianship?

A enduring guardianship enables a person to appoint another person or persons to make lifestyle decisions for them in the event that they are no longer capable of making those decisions.

For more information visit www.publicguardian.tas.gov.au

Or  www.guardianship.tas.gov.au

What is an Advanced Care Directive?

An advanced care directive is a way to record your wishes so that if you were too unwell to understand your medical treatment choices, or communicate what you want, your wishes could still be respected.

For more information visit www.dhhs.tas.gov.au

Or   www.tas.palliativecare.org.au