Provision of directions to specified persons or bodies

If SACAT is advised that a person who has given an ACD, and who is not competent or who does not appear to understand the consequences of cancelling an ACD, wishes to cancel or revoke an ACD, SACAT can give directions to specified persons or bodies under s31 of the Act. 

Any person who becomes aware that a person who has given an ACD wishes to cancel an ACD in these circumstances can advise SACAT about that fact by notice in writing [link to notification form], email, fax or such other manner as SACAT determines. 

Those persons or bodies who might be given directions by SACAT in this event can include:

  • substitute decision-makers, family members, medical practitioners, accommodation providers and hospitals.

It is an offence to fail, without reasonable excuse, to comply with a direction given by SACAT in these circumstances.