Easy Read:Review of Adult Decision-Making Capacity Law [PDF]
NZSL:Review of Adult Decision-Making Capacity Law [video]

Other alternative formats: Te Reo Maori, large print and braille are available by scrolling down on the Review of Adult Decision-Making Capacity Law webpage.

Do you or someone you know have affected decision-making? Maybe from dementia, a learning disability, mental distress, or a variety of other reasons. If so, Te Aka Matua o te Ture | the New Zealand Law Commission would like your input.

The Law Commission is reviewing how the law should respond when an adult's decision-making is affected. This includes enduring powers of attorney, advance directives, welfare guardians, and other legal arrangement.

Under current law, if someone with affected decision-making is assessed not to have “decision-making capacity”, their decisions might not have legal effect. Another person may be appointed to make decisions for them.

The Law Commission wants to hear your experiences and views on how the law could be improved.

To make a submission visit huarahi-whakatau.lawcom.govt.nz and share your insights by making a submission online. You can also find alternative submission options.

Submissions are due by 5pm 3 March 2023.