Attorney General Barry Penner recently announced that new legislative provisions dealing with incapacity planning options will come into force this September.
These provisions are part of the phased-in implementation of the Adult Guardianship and Planning Statutes Amendment Act, 2007:
Incapacity (or personal) planning provisions are part of the Adult Guardianship and Planning Statutes Amendment Act, 2007. The act will be phased in, with other changes such as those related to adult abuse and neglect and health care consent legislation, taking effect at the same time. Adult guardianship provisions are not included in this phase.
The Sept. 1 effective date provides a transition period to prepare for the new legislation. Existing, valid enduring powers of attorney and representative agreements will be grandparented.
Further information is available in the announcement and Backgrounder.