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Latrobe Valley Social Work Practice Group: Legal Issues of Capacity in the Health Arena Seminar

Event Details
Date: 12 December 2019
Time: 12:00 - 1:30pm
Venue: Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon
State: Victoria
CPD hrs: 1.5 hours
Organiser: AASW

Administration queries: or phone 9320 1012

LVSWPG enquiries: or phone 0402 984 959


This meeting is proudly organised by the Latrobe Valley Social Work Practice Group (LVSWPG).

To provide a space for social workers in the Latrobe Valley to network, strengthen their social work identity and promote the social work profession.

To see more information or get involved visit the LVSWPG web page

Who should attend?

Social workers and social work students who are eligible for AASW membership.


Legal Issues of Capacity in the Health Arena

Guest speaker

Slater and Gordon Lawyers

Capacity is defined from legal and medical perspectives and how it relates to informed consent for adults and minors. An explanation of the different powers of attorney and how they apply pre and post 01/09/15 is provided. The role of VCAT for Guardianship and Administration orders and the role of the ‘person responsible’ are discussed. Advanced care planning and end of life decisions are explored, including the new Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act.

Venue location

Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon

Tutorial Room 1, 1st floor, Monash Education Precinct, Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon

The Monash Education Precinct is the circular section in light purple on the map -

Parking is available by taking the first entrance into Latrobe Regional Hospital.


Register on the right hand side of this page
No cost to attend.
1.5 CPD hours. Category 2: Skills and Knowledge/Practice Group Discussions
Non-AASW members welcome to attend.

Please note that food is not provided at these meetings. Please BYO lunch if the meeting is over your meal break.

For video conference details please contact convenor at or phone 0402 984 959.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers