Created by the POA A written law made by parliament. Also called an ‘Act of parliament’, ‘statute’ or legislation. in 2014, 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. is a written document that a principal uses to authorise an attorney to make decisions about their financial and personal matters. The purpose of the appointment is to enable the attorney to make decisions for the principal if the principal loses the 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. to make those decisions.
The form to appoint an enduring power of attorney is available on the website of the Office of the Public Advocate (OPA) (www.publicadvocate.vic.gov.au). There is no process to register an enduring power of attorney.