What is a Tasmanian Medical POA good for? Who looks after you, when you can’t? The government, retirement home or doctors? Should they control your body? Do you trust your family more? If so make a Tasmanian enduring guardianship.
What is a Tasmanian Medical POA good for? Why build an enduring guardianship? Who looks after you, when you can’t? The government, retirement home or doctors? Should they control your body? Do you trust your family more? If so make a Tasmanian enduring guardianship. See a Sample here.
(If, instead, you need a POA for money matters build your Tasmania Enduring Power of Attorney here.)
Our client’s wife was trapped in a high-end aged care facility. She had Alzheimer’s Disease. Our client wanted to get her out. The retirement home said he had no right to touch or move a person. Not even a wife. He rang me in tears. I told him to go home and get the Tas Medical POA. He got it. He took it to the Retirement Home and he got his wife out with her enduring guardianship.
Our client’s wife was in a hospital. The doctors were ‘behaving like Gods, not doctors’. Our client presented the Tasmanian enduring guardianship. And he moved her to another hospital. There was nothing the doctors could do.
1. you and your appointors are protected by our law firm’s professional indemnity insurance
2. read the hints, watch the training videos and speak with us as you build the enduring guardianship
3. you get an unlimited number of updates for the rest of your life for the enduring guardianship
4. for the rest of your life you are able to telephone the law firm anytime. This is for help on how to use the Tasmanian enduring guardianship
5. your attorneys can telephone us for help on how to use the enduring guardianship
6. your enduring guardianship is on a monitoring service, if the legislation changes we notify you immediately
7. there is a full money-back guarantee for every document you build on our website
8. the enduring guardianship comes with a letter setting out how to sign and use this document
Included in the cost of your enduring guardianship is free advice for your appointors. Your appointors are not alone. Firstly, there is information about how to use the enduring guardianship in our covering letter. The letter comes with the enduring guardianship. Secondly, our law firm, at any time, helps them and shows them how to use the enduring guardianship. We are only ever a telephone call away.
Many homemade POAs and enduring guardianships are incorrect and incorrectly signed. Sadly, it is only after you need to use them does this become apparent. Our enduring guardianship carries the law firm professional indemnity insurance and we explain how they need to be signed and used on our law firm’s letterhead.
We give you and your family ongoing support on the enduring guardianship. Often when a parent loses mental capacity the children telephone us for help and assurance. We, at no further cost, explain how to use the enduring guardianship and what they need to do.
Further, there are unlimited updates on the enduring guardianship so they can be updated as often as you wish.
The Tas enduring guardianship allows you to appoint loved ones. By law they must only act in your best interest. If you lose mental capacity then they decide your:
But only if you lack the mental capacity to make decisions yourself. While you are of sound mind then your Tasmanian enduring guardianship does not operate.
A Tas Medical Power of Attorney is also called:
A Tasmanian enduring guardianship is a legal document it is only valid in Tasmania for Tasmanian assets. You, the appointor appoint a guardian to make personal and medical decisions for you. (You need a second POA for money, real-estate and assets called an Enduring POA which you can build here.)
A Tasmanian enduring guardian (Appointor) makes decisions about:
To sign a Tasmanian enduring guardianship you must be of sound mind. You must have mental capacity. If you lose mental capacity, an enduring guardianship cannot be signed. Make an enduring guardianship while you are mentally healthy.
This Tasmanian medical POA authorises your guardian to make medical and lifestyle (not monetary) decisions for you. This is only if you cannot make them yourself. It comes into effect if you lose that ability because of an accident, illness or dementia.
For legal advice telephone us. We are a law firm. We can help you build your Tasmanian Medical POA.
Adjunct Professor, Dr Brett Davies, CTA, AIAMA, BJuris, LLB, LLM, MBA, SJD
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