All Attorneys must act with honesty and care. In exercising their power they must recognise your right to confidentiality and dignity; respect your views and take into account any existing relationships, values and culture. You can nominate one or more Attorneys to be both your Financial Attorney and Personal/Health Attorney, or you can nominate different people for each role.
A Financial Attorney is responsible for your financial matters including paying bills, receiving income, taxation and legal matters, investment and financial planning and property management. A Financial Attorney must keep records of dealings and transactions, keep your property separate from their property unless it is jointly owned and avoid transactions that conflict their interests with yours.
A Personal/Health Attorney is responsible for making decisions in relation to where you live, who you live with, daily issues like diet and dress and giving approval for you to receive certain types of health care. A Personal/Health Attorney must take into account the advice of your Doctor or health care provider, ensure that any decision made contributes to your health and wellbeing and must choose the least intrusive treatment when there is a choice.