This guide, produced by the Office of the Public Advocate, contains step-by-step instructions, an easy English fact sheet, and the supportive attorney appointment form.
The information and forms in this edition have been updated to take into account the implementation of the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 which came into effect on 12 March 2018.
To download a copy of the Side by side booklet, visit the Office of the Public Advocate .
Download onlyYou can download a copy of this resource for free.
Mental health and your rights
Information about what mental illness is under the law, how it is diagnosed, voluntary and involuntary treatment and reviews.
Guardianship orders give a person (called a ‘guardian’) the power to make decisions on another person’s behalf about their personal matters such as where you live, health care and access to services.
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Reviewed 28 June 2022