When you are no longer able to make decisions yourself, you can appoint one or more persons as an Enduring Power of Attorney to make decisions on your behalf. You can decide what kinds of decisions your attorney/s can make on your behalf, including:
- Financial and/or property matters
- Personal and/or lifestyle affairs – for example your health care (including consent to medical treatment) access to support services and where and with whom you live. However, an attorney appointed for personal matters does not have the power to refuse medical treatment – this may only be done by your Medical Enduring Power of Attorney.
You can place conditions on, and provide instructions about, the exercise of the power by your attorney/s.