Enduring Power of Attorney. Han Roeters, RGON, M Health Sci (Otago), PG Dip Health Inf (Otago). Learning objectives. After this session you will be able to: Discuss the basic concepts of the protection of property and personal rights act (PPPR act)
Han Roeters, RGON, M Health Sci(Otago), PG Dip Health Inf(Otago)
After this session you will be able to:
A Power of Attorney is a legal arrangement where you (called the donor) appoint another person (called an attorney) to temporarily act for you, for example if you go overseas.
An Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) continues to operate, or only comes into effect, should you become mentally incapable.
(Office of Senior Citizens, 2010)
EPOA only takes effect if the person has been assessed as incompetent (Not of testamentary capacity)
EPOA care guide for the older adult
Office for Senior Citizens. (2010). Keeping you protected – Enduring powers of attorney. Retrieved 19-10, 2010, from http://www.osc.govt.nz/enduring-powers-of-attorney/index.html
The family courts of New Zealand. (2010). The Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988. Retrieved 19-10, 2010, from http://www.justice.govt.nz/courts/family-court/documents/pdf-pamphlets/Courts-044.pdf
Waitamata DHB (2009) Enduring power of attorney care guide: For personal care and welfare. Retrieved 16-11-2010 from http://www.waitematadhb.govt.nz/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=W1J-RktHvcQ=&tabid=92&mid=417