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If represented person unhappy with current orders

If a represented person is not happy with VCAT orders made before 1 March 2020, they should consider asking for those orders to be reassessed.

If a represented person is not happy with VCAT orders made before 1 March 2020, they should consider asking for those orders to be reassessed. This is because VCAT must make decisions framed by the new law, which is much more focused on empowering a represented person to make their own decisions if this is at all possible. Represented persons must have their will and preferences followed as much as possible, unless this would result in significant harm. When deciding whether to make an order, VCAT must act in a way that will be least restrictive on the represented person. They will want to know why an order is needed, whether the problem can be solved informally, or whether the represented person can make their own decisions with support.

See Key changes to guardianship and administration in 2020 and Reassessments.

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