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What is an Enduring Guardian?

An Appointment of Enduring Guardian is a document whereby a person (an Appointor) can nominate one or more persons to act on their behalf in respect of their health or “personal” affairs.  

The Appointment only comes into effect when the Appointor can no longer make decisions whereby the Guardian can make decisions with respect to accommodation, medical practitioners and medical treatment.

An Appointor can also make specific directions in an Appointment of Enduring Guardian, for instance, the use or non-use of “life support” and “palliative care”.  A Guardian cannot override an Attorney’s objections to medical treatment.

For more information on Enduring Guardian contact Krystle Wolthers on 02 4626 5077 or email Ken on kwolthers@marsdens.net.au.

Marsdens Offices