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SACAT's role in Guardianship and Administration

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.
SACAT's role in Guardianship and Administration  :  Last Revised: Fri Mar 27th 2015
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