NCAT's Guardianship Division makes decisions about people who have a decision making disability.
Types of applications
The Guardianship Division determines applications about adults who are incapable of making their own decisions and who may require a legally appointed substitute decision maker.
Applications to the Guardianship Division include:
- Guardianship orders to appoint a guardian to make personal or lifestyle decisions for someone with decision making disabilities.
- Financial management orders to appoint a financial manager for someone who is not capable of managing their affairs.
- Consent for treatment by a doctor or dentist.
- Review an enduring power of attorney.
- Review an enduring guardianship appointment.
- Approval of a clinical trial so that people with a decision making disability can take part.
Applications must be about people who are in NSW or have property or other financial assets in NSW.
The Guardianship Act 1987 sets out the limits of its responsibilities and functions and the principles to be applied when making decisions.