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Code of Practice for Continuing and Welfare Attorneys Second Edition (Updated February 2018)

Code of Practice for Continuing and Welfare Attorneys Second Edition (Updated February 2018)

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

ISBN: 9781786528476

Code of Practice contains guidance for people who grant powers of attorney, or people who are appointed as attorneys under the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000. The Code covers both continuing (financial) and welfare powers.

Executive Summary

The Code of Practice sets out guidance regarding continuing (financial) and welfare powers of attorney, as required under the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000. The Code covers information on creating a power of attorney, when an adult who has capacity to make his or her own decisions can appoint a person or persons to act on their behalf and make decisions on financial and/or welfare matters should capacity be lost in the future. The Code also sets out guidance for persons appointed as attorneys who are acting on behalf of an adult who has lost capacity to make their own decisions.