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Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 No 71
Current version for 1 July 2019 to date (accessed 21 September 2019 at 07:00)
Part 1 Section 7
7   Capacity
(1)  An individual is incapable of doing an act authorised, permitted or required by this Act if the individual is incapable (despite the provision of reasonable assistance by another person) by reason of age, injury, illness, physical or mental impairment of:
(a)  understanding the general nature and effect of the act, or
(b)  communicating the individual’s intentions with respect to the act.
(2)  An authorised representative of an individual may do such an act on behalf of an individual who is incapable of doing that act.
(3)  An authorised representative may not do such an act on behalf of an individual who is capable of doing that act, unless the individual expressly authorises the authorised representative to do that act.