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Guardianship in WA

If a person is not capable of taking care of his or her own affairs due to illness or incapacity, and he or she does not have in place an enduring power of attorney or an enduring power of guardianship, then it may be appropriate to appoint a guardian or administrator.  With respect to guardianship in WA, guardians are given the power to make decisions regarding a person’s health, lifestyle and well being.  Administrators are given the power to deal with a person’s financial affairs.

The roles and powers of guardians and administrators, and the procedures for guardianship in WA, are contained in the Guardianship and Administration Act 1990.  Applications for the appointment of a guardian and/or administrator are made to the State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia.

Guardians are given the power to make decisions regarding a person’s health, lifestyle and well being.

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