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Adult Guardianship Act

Australia Northern Territory Government Country Resources Capacity related legislation Northern Territory 31 December 2011 Legislation/regulation equality, guardian, legal capacity

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An Act making provision for a scheme of guardianship for certain adults under an intellectual disability, and for related purposes.

Table of provisions
1 Short title ......................................................................................... 1
2 Commencement .............................................................................. 1
3 Interpretation ................................................................................... 1
4 Best interests of represented person to be promoted ...................... 3
5 Public Guardian ............................................................................... 3
6 Delegation ....................................................................................... 4
7 Executive Officer ............................................................................. 4
Part II Adult guardianship
8 Application for guardianship order ................................................... 5
9 Guardianship Panels ....................................................................... 5
10 Remuneration of Guardianship Panel .............................................. 6
11 Jurisdiction of Court ......................................................................... 6
12 Procedure of Court .......................................................................... 7
13 Representations at hearing .............................................................. 7
14 Persons eligible as guardians .......................................................... 8
15 Orders ............................................................................................. 9
16 Property of represented person ....................................................... 9
17 Authority of guardian under full order ............................................ 10
18 Authority of guardian under conditional order ................................ 11
19 Temporary orders .......................................................................... 11
20 Exercise of authority ...................................................................... 12
21 Medical procedures ....................................................................... 13
22 Notice of death of represented person .......................................... 14
23 Review of order ............................................................................. 14
24 Appeals.......................................................................................... 15
25 Proceedings generally to be held in public .................................... 15
26 Reports of proceedings ................................................................. 16
Part III Miscellaneous
27 Giving notice .................................................................................. 16
28 Territory not liable to pay compensation ........................................ 17
29 Protection of Guardianship Panels, &c. ......................................... 17
30 Arrangements with States.............................................................. 18
31 Appropriation ................................................................................. 18
32 Regulations .................................................................................... 18
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