We will maintain a register of certain decision support arrangements. Each register will allow certain professionals, organisations and members of the public to confirm whether a decision support arrangement exists, the status of the arrangement and the content of the arrangement.
There are five different decision support arrangements for people who have, or may have, challenges with their capacity and who may need support to make certain decisions. These arrangements are based on the different types of support that a person needs to make a specific decision at a specific time.
We will keep a searchable register of the following arrangements:
- Co-decision-making agreements
- Decision-making representation orders
- Enduring powers of attorney
We will also keep a record of every request made to search a register.
We will not keep a searchable register for the following arrangements:
- Advance healthcare directive
- Decision-making assistance agreement
To verify one of these arrangements you will need to check the hard copy of the arrangement with the person or their decision supporter.