Administration for adults
An administrator is a person appointed by QCAT to assist adults with impaired decision-making capacity by making certain financial and legal decisions on their behalf. This makes sure that the adult’s needs are met and that their financial interests are protected.
Generally, administrators are given the authority to make decisions on behalf of the adult such as:
- buying or selling property
- maintaining property
- paying bills
- making business decisions
- managing investments.
Administrators are not allowed to make decisions about personal or health care matters, unless:
- they have also been appointed as a guardian for the adult; or
- they are their attorney for personal matters under an enduring power of attorney; or
- if there is no formalised appointment and they are acting as the adult’s statutory health attorney.
If the adult can communicate their views and wishes, administrators should take these into account when making any decisions.