What can Deputies not do?
Deputies cannot do certain things on behalf of the person who has lost capacity, without express permission of the Court by way of a Court Order:
Make a Will on their behalf;
Create a trust for the person;
Decide to physically restrain the person (unless to prevent them from being harmed or coming to harm);
Make a decision contradicting a decision made by an Attorney appointed under a Lasting Power of Attorney;
Refuse consent to any medical treatment which would help keep the person alive;
Make decisions about who the person can or cannot communicate with;
If a Deputy is ever unsure about whether they can make a decision or carry out an act on behalf of the person who has lost capacity, the Court of Protection will be able to offer more guidance.