619. Lasting power of attorney and donees.

A lasting power of attorney is a power of attorney under which the donor ('P') confers on the donee (or donees) authority to make decisions about all or any of the following:


    (1)     P's personal welfare or specified matters concerning P's personal welfare1; and


    (2)     P's property and affairs2 or specified matters concerning P's property and affairs,

and which includes authority to make such decisions3 in circumstances where P no longer has capacity4. The donor must be aged 18 or over and have capacity to execute a lasting power of attorney5.

A donee of a lasting power of attorney must be