Under the POA A written law made by parliament. Also called an ‘Act of parliament’, ‘statute’ or legislation., there are various ways in which 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. can be revoked:
- according to its terms (s 43);
- by the principal (s 44);
- by the death of the principal (s 51);
- by the death of the attorney (s 52);
- by the attorney losing The ability to understand and be held responsible by the law for your actions. It also refers to a person’s ability to understand and agree to something, such as to undergo medical treatment. Full legal capacity is reached at 18 years of age, when a child becomes an adult. (s 53);
- by the attorney becoming Being unable to pay your debts in full when they are due., becoming a care worker, health provider or accommodation provider for the principal, or being convicted of a dishonesty A criminal act prohibited by state or commonwealth criminal law. An offence is either a summary offence (minor) or an indictable offence (serious). (s 54);
- by the principal making a later, inconsistent power of attorney (s 55);
- by the attorney’s resignation (ss 56–61).
Section 62 of the POA Act sets out how a power may continue when one attorney ceases but there are others involved.
For VCAT’s powers to suspend or revoke an enduring power of attorney where the attorney claims not to have been making decisions By authority of, or in accordance with, or as directed by, some court order or legislation. it, see WRU (Guardianship)  VCAT 1533.