How to find out if someone is a co-decision-maker?

When we are notified about a co-decision-making agreement, we review it and check that it meets legal requirements before we register it. We provide the person and their co-decision-maker with a certified copy of the agreement. This confirms that the co-decision-maker has the legal authority to make certain decisions together with the person. The certified copy can be requested by anyone who has dealings with the co-decision-maker.

We keep a register of co-decision-making agreements.

Certain people and organisations, like banks, lawyers and doctors, can search this register. Family members and carers may also ask to search to register if they have a good reason to do so. We can confirm that a co-decision-making agreement is in place. We can also give them a certified copy of the agreement.