Guardianship and Administration

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Powers of a guardian/administrator

The powers of a guardian/administrator include the following:

Guardianship

Administration

  • to choose the client's residence (s 24(2)(a)) and decide with whom they are to live (s 24(2)(b));
  • to decide whether the client should work, and if so, the nature of such work and the potential employer (s 24(2)(c));
  • to consent to certain medical treatment in the best interests of the client (s 24(2)(d)); and
  • to restrict or prohibit certain visitors to the client (s 24(2)(e)).
  • to invest money (s 51)  and make gifts or donations (s 50A);
  • to sign and do what is necessary to give effect to any power or duty (s 58B(1)(c));
  • to care for and manage the estate (s 58B(1)(a));
  • to exercise all rights, statutory or otherwise, that the client has (s 58(1)(b));
  • to carry out the matters in section 58B(2) of the Guardianship Act; and
  • to pay money and give property to the client for personal use (s 58B(3)).