Role of the Guardianship and Administration Tribunal as part of a Will

>The Tribunal’s main task is to determine whether or not a person with impaired decision-making capacity needs a guardian or administrator and, if necessary, to make an appointment order. The Tribunal’s other powers include giving directions and advice to guardians and administrators, monitoring, reviewing and amending orders, and ratifying and approving decisions by informal decision makers. Informal decision makers are people who have not been formally appointed by the Tribunal as a person’s guardian or administrator. A president, who is a lawyer, and one or more deputy presidents head the Tribunal. There are approximately twenty tribunal members, all either lawyers and/or people with extensive professional or personal experience dealing with people who have impaired decision-making capacity.