The South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT) is required, as part of its jurisdiction under the Guardianship and Administration Act 1993 (SA), to:
- hear applications for the appointment of guardians and administrators for people who have a mental incapacity;
- hear applications under the Mental Health Act 2009 (SA) for compulsory treatment and ongoing detention of people said to have a mental illness;
- provide substitute medical and dental consent where no other authorised person is available to make a decision for a mentally incapacitated person, see When someone can't consent;
- hear appeals against psychiatric detention by psychiatrists under the Mental Health Act 2009 (SA);
- review the way in which guardians and administrators carry out their important responsibilities;
- exercise a supervisory jurisdiction over advance care directives.
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