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2019 NQLD - Legal Education Seminar for Social Workers: Legal Issues of Capacity

Event Details
Date: 5 June 2019
Time: 12.00pm - 1.00pm
Venue: Townsville
State: North Queensland
CPD hrs: 1

Members $10

Non Members $20

Organiser: AASW NQLD
Further information
AASW NQld Branch
Ph: 1800 630124
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Topics covered :

  • The legal vs medical definition of capacity
  • How capacity is determined for adults
  • Impaired capacity
  • Identifying the correct substitute decision maker when capacity is impaired
  • The different state or territory specific powers of attorney and guardianship and how and when they apply
  • Guardianship and administration
  • Advanced Care Planning
  • End of life planning and end of life decisions.

Legal Issues of Capacity in the Health Arena

In this session, basic principles of legal capacity are defined and explained and how this relates to informed consent for adults. The legislation used for substitute decision-making is detailed; including an explanation of Advanced Health Care Directives, the different powers and roles of attorneys and guardians and the hierarchy of statutory health attorneys is provided. The role of QCAT for Guardianship and Administration orders is discussed and advanced care planning and end of life decisions are explored.

Who should attend?

It is aimed at social workers who work within the heath arena but there is valuable information here for all SWs.

Meet the Presenters

Sarah Singh - Associate, Slater and Gordon Lawyers

Sarah was admitted to the legal profession in 2012 where she began work in Injury Law. Sarah has been primarily working in Injury Law ever since. Sarah has a particular interest in psychological injuries. Sarah is a member of the Townsville District Law Association and Townsville Women in Business. She also regularly volunteers legal advice at the Townsville Community Legal Centre.


A2.519 Goanna Room, Level 2, Acute Building, Townsville Hospital & Health Service, 100 Angus Drive, Douglas

Wednesday 5 June 2019 12.00pm-1.00pm

CPD: 1 hour

Members - please log on to the Website prior to registering to take advantage of the member rates

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers