Code of Practice for Decision-Making Assistants

5 October, 2022

This code of practice provides guidance for decision-making assistants appointed under a decision-making assistance agreement to meet their responsibilities and duties under the Act by assisting a relevant person to make certain decisions.  

This includes following the guiding principles within the Act and working with other decision supporters and interveners. This code does not cover the process for making a decision-making assistance agreement, which can be found in separate guidance in our Resources section

This code of practice provides guidance for decision-making assistants appointed under a decision-making assistance agreement to meet their responsibilities and duties under the Act by assisting a relevant person to make certain decisions.  

This includes following the guiding principles within the Act and working with other decision supporters and interveners. This code does not cover the process for making a decision-making assistance agreement, which can be found in separate guidance in our Resources section

Plain English leaflet, guide and video

We have developed a plain English leaflet What you need to know about the Code of Practice for Decision-Making Assistants. This booklet is an introduction to the Code of Practice for Decision-Making Assistants. It aims to provide general information and answer some questions about this code.

We have developed a plain English Your Guide to the Codes of Practice. The guide has been written according to the principles of plain English with the support of an experienced plain English practitioner.

Click on the link to watch our video on the Code of Practice for Decision-Making Assistants

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