Part 5 of the Guardianship Act 1987
Part 5 of the Guardianship Act 1987 concerns the provision of consent to medical and dental treatment for people who are unable to consent for themselves. It applies to all people in NSW who are 16 years and over.
'Substitute Consent; what the law says' is a useful resource for medical and dental practitioners. It provides information about the legal requirements to seek consent from patients prior to giving treatment.
Decision Making and Palliative care
Palliative Care Checklist [pdf 53KB] lets practitioners know what kind of information we require as part of our decision making process.
End of Life Planning Factsheet [pdf 122KB] provides details about the role of the Public Guardian in Palliative Care Planning