The MTPD A written law made by parliament. Also called an ‘Act of parliament’, ‘statute’ or legislation. repealed the Medical Treatment Act 1988 (Vic) under which a person may have appointed an Written authority given to a person to make decisions on behalf of another person. The authority remains valid even when that person is no longer mentally competent. The power can be restricted to personal or financial matters. See also power of attorney; supportive attorney.A formal, written legal document in which one person gives another person power to make decisions or take actions for them in certain situations. See also enduring power; supportive attorney. for medical treatment.
The MTPD Act permits the appointment of a medical treatment decision-maker (MTDM).
Where a person has previously appointed an enduring power of attorney for medical treatment, that person continues to have the power to make medical treatment decisions on behalf of the person, and is to be taken to be their appointed MTDM (see s 103 MTPD Act).
For more information about appointing a MTDM, see Chapter 8.6: Guardianship and medical treatment.