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Have your say on the Second Issues Paper in Review of Adult Decision-Making Capacity Law

Law Commission publishes Second Issues Paper in Review of Adult Decision-Making Capacity Law

We are pleased to let you know that Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission has today published the Second Issues Paper in our review of the law relating to adult decision-making capacity.  It focuses on the Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988. However, a number of the issues we discuss are of much wider significance.

We have also published four Key Topic documents. These are short, plain-language summaries of a few of the most important topics in the Second Issues Paper and are available in many accessible formats and in te reo Māori.  

The Issues Paper and Key Topic documents are available on our website: https://huarahi-whakatau.lawcom.govt.nz.

Submissions can be made online or by one of the alternative submission options noted on the website. Submissions are due by 5pm Friday 21 June 2024.  

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