Advance Care Directive decisions made by SACAT (under the Advance Care Directives Act 2013) are subject to a review within SACAT by more senior members and judges.

You do not need permission to apply for an internal review of these decisions made under the Advance Care Directive Act.

Types of decisions that can be reviewed

You can apply for internal review of a decision to:

  • cancel an Advance Care Directive (ACD)
  • remove a substitute decision-maker
  • make a declaration or direction under s48 of the Advanced Care Directives Act.

You cannot apply for internal review of decisions that are not SACAT decisions.

Decisions of the Public Advocate can be reviewed by SACAT under s34 of the SACAT Act.

Who can apply?

An application can be made for internal review of a decision by:

  • the applicant for cancellation of the ACD
  • the person who gave the ACD
  • the Public Advocate
  • any person who presented evidence or material or made submissions to SACAT in the case
  • any other person who satisfies SACAT of a proper interest in the case.