Corporate Governance Framework
The Office of the Public Guardian operates under the Public Guardian Act 2014 and in particular Chapter 5 Administration and Parts 1 and 2 being Appointment of the public guardian and related provisions, and Office and staff of the public guardian respectively.
This legislation emphasises ethics, openness and public accountability. It is the basis for the organisation’s overall purpose and sets our objectives. It also guides us in managing our information and resources, with consideration of the Public Service Act 2008.
Decisions on behalf of adults with impaired decision-making capacity
The Office of the Public Guardian's staff are able to make a range of decisions on behalf of adults with impaired decision-making capacity. Read more about OPG decision making on behalf of adults with impaired capacity.
Health care decisions
Critical decisions about an adult’s health care are needed when someone is seriously ill, unconscious or unable to communicate. Read more about OPG’s role in adult health care decisions.