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From 1 September 2015 new law applies to Financial and Personal Powers of Attorneys. There is no longer the need for a separate Power of Attorney Guardianship. You can now appoint an attorney to make financial and lifestyle choices on your behalf in one document. There are a number of new requirements such as:
- Restrictions regarding carers;
- Disclosure regarding convictions for acts of dishonesty;
- New Acceptance Statements;
- Witnessing of Acceptance Statements.
The Medical Treatment, Planning and Decisions Act 2016 came into effect on 12 March 2018 providing for the appointment of decision makers and the choice of medical treatment including a number of other matters in advance care directives.