In Queensland people have the option of creating a legal document called an Enduring Power of Attorney to nominate others to act on their behalf and make decisions for them if they are unable. These decisions may include personal, health or financial decisions, which may be simple or complex.
The role of Attorney can be confusing. It is recognized there has been a lack of education specifically developed to assist Attorneys to understand their legal duties and responsibilities.
To make it easier for Attorneys to act appropriately in their role as decision maker, ADA Australia with the support of the Queensland government have created resources.
The resources below can assist Attorneys to understand EPOA document, any terms and when and how to make decisions for another. It can also help support those who may be considering agreeing to the role of becoming someone’s Attorney, to understand more about the role and what will be required of them should the EPOA become active.
We encourage support agencies and service providers to also download and print Attorney educational resources for circulation to clients and Attorneys to promote understandings of Attorney duties and to protect the rights of individuals.
For More Information
EPOA Forms – Queensland Government Publications (EPOA forms): www.publications.qld.gov.au
If you have questions about an Enduring Power of Attorney, the following contacts may be able to assist: