The Law

The Law and Mental Incapacity

There are a number of South Australian laws relevant to adults whose lives are affected by mental incapacity, who are at risk of abuse or neglect and may require substitute decision making. 

The OPA provides a number of Information Sheets about these laws. 

The South Australian Acts can be read or downloaded from

The Law Handbook is also a useful source of explanation of South Australian law.

South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT) website provides information on its role and resources and application forms

For a summary of the key legislation -