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GUARDIANSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION ACT 1986


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

   PART 1--PRELIMINARY

   1.      Purpose  
   2.      Commencement  
   3.      Definitions  
   4.      Objects of Act  

   PART 3--THE PUBLIC ADVOCATE

   14.     The Public Advocate  
   15.     Functions of the Public Advocate  
   16.     Powers and duties of the Public Advocate  
   17.     Staff of office of the Public Advocate  
   18.     Delegation  
   18A.    Powers of inspection  

   PART 4--GUARDIANSHIP ORDERS

   19.     Application for guardianship order  
   20.     Who is entitled to notice of an application?  
   21.     Date for hearing  
   22.     Guardianship order  
   23.     Persons eligible as guardians  
   24.     Authority of plenary guardian  
   25.     Authority of limited guardian  
   26.     Power to enforce guardianship order  
   27.     Special powers in respect of persons with a disability  
   28.     Exercise of authority by guardian  
   29.     Ancillary powers of guardian  
   30.     Guardian may seek advice  
   31.     Notice of death of represented person  
   32.     Application for temporary order  
   33.     Temporary order  
   34.     Appointment of alternative guardian  
   35.     Authority of alternative guardian  

   PART 4A--MEDICAL AND OTHER TREATMENT

   36.     Persons to whom Part applies  
   37.     Person responsible  
   38.     Best interests  
   39.     Persons who may consent to medical or other treatment  
   40.     Effect of consent  
   41.     Refusal of medical treatment under the Medical Treatment Act 1988  
   42.     Unlawful consent to medical or other treatment an offence  
   42A.    Emergency medical or dental treatment  
   42B.    Application for consent of Tribunal to special procedure  
   42C.    Guidelines for special procedures  
   42D.    Date for hearing  
   42E.    Consent of Tribunal to special procedure  
   42F.    Tribunal may confer authority to consent to continuing or further special procedure  
   42G.    Special procedure without consent of Tribunal an offence  
   42H.    Consent of person responsible  
   42HA.   Consent if patient is likely to recover within a reasonable time  
   42I.    Person responsible may seek advice  
   42J.    Guidelines for medical or dental treatment  
   42K.    Medical or dental treatment without consent of person responsible  
   42L.    Medical or dental treatment if person responsible does not consent  
   42M.    Statement by registered practitioner  
   42N.    Application to Tribunal relating to medical or dental treatment  
   42O.    Protection of registered practitioner  
   42P.    Introduction and outline of Division  
   42Q.    Step 1—Approval of relevant research project  
   42R.    Step 2—Is patient likely to recover within a reasonable time?  
   42S.    Step 3—Consent of person responsible  
   42T.    Step 4—Procedural authorisation  
   42U.    Best interests  
   42V.    Applications to Tribunal  
   42W.    Person responsible may seek advice  
   42X.    Guidelines for medical research procedures  
   42Y.    Offences  
   42Z.    Protection of registered practitioner  

   PART 5--ADMINISTRATION ORDERS

   43.     Application for administration order  
   44.     Who is entitled to notice of an application?  
   45.     Date for hearing  
   46.     Appointment of administrator  
   47.     Persons eligible as administrators  
   47A.    Remuneration of professional administrator  
   47B.    Payment of costs and expenses to administrator or former administrator from estate  
   48.     Power of administrator  
   49.     Exercise of power by administrator  
   50.     Ancillary powers of administrator  
   50A.    Power to make gifts  
   51.     Powers of investment  
   52.     Restriction on powers of represented person to enter into contracts etc.  
   53.     Interest of represented person in property not to be altered by sale or other disposition of property  
   54.     Tribunal may open will  
   55.     Administrator may seek advice  
   56.     Application to the Tribunal by a creditor etc.  
   57.     Power to administrator to act until notice of discharge etc. received  
   58.     Accounts  
   58AA.   Guardianship and Administration Fund  
   58AB.   Notice of death of represented person  
   58A.    Power to make regulations setting fees  
   58B.    Powers and duties in relation to represented persons  
   58C.    Exercise of certain powers  
   58D.    Action upon a person ceasing to be a represented person  
   58E.    Represented person entitled to inspection of accounts  
   58F.    Sale of personal effects if unclaimed within 2 years from date of discharge  
   58G.    Power to open will  
   59.     Application for temporary order  
   60.     Temporary order  

   PART 5A--ADMINISTRATION ORDERS IN RESPECT OF THE ESTATE OF A MISSING PERSON

   60AA.   Application for administration in respect of the estate of a missing person  
   60AB.   Appointment of administrator in respect of the estate of a missing person  
   60AC.   Administrator to notify Tribunal  
   60AD.   Order to remove an administrator  
   60AE.   Duration of order  
   60AF.   Application for temporary order  
   60AG.   Temporary order  
   60AH.   Operation of Part  
   60AI.   Application of Parts 5, 6 and 6A  
   60AJ.   Application of objects of this Act  

   PART 6--REHEARINGS AND REASSESSMENT OF ORDERS

   60A.    Application for rehearing  
   60B.    Parties and notice  
   60C.    Rehearing  
   60D.    Effect of first instance order pending rehearing  
   61.     Reassessment  
   62.     Who is entitled to notice of a reassessment?  
   63.     Order after reassessment  

   PART 6A--INTERSTATE ORDERS

   63A.    Application of Part  
   63B.    Definitions  
   63C.    Corresponding laws and orders  
   63D.    Ministerial agreements  
   63E.    Registration of interstate orders  
   63F.    Reassessment of interstate orders  
   63G.    Reciprocal arrangements under the State Trustees (State Owned Company) Act 1994  

   PART 7--GENERAL PROVISIONS

   66.     Matters before a Court  
   67.     Effect of setting aside administration order on previous actions of administrator  
   70.     Immunity from suit  
   73.     Judicial notice  
   79.     Audit  
   80.     General penalty  
   81.     Offences by bodies corporate  
   81A.    Supreme Court—Limitation of jurisdiction  
   82.     Regulations  

   PART 8--AMENDMENTS TO THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE ACT 1958

   83.     Principal Act  
   85.     Existing protected persons  

   PART 9--TRANSITIONAL PROVISION

   87.     Rehearings and reassessments under Part 6  
   88.     Medical research procedures  
           SCHEDULE 3
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