The Board operates as a tribunal that determines applications made for the appointment of an administrator or guardian for a person with a disability. An administrator or guardian can only be appointed if the Board is satisfied that a person’s disability impacts on their ability to make certain decisions, and there is a need for someone to assist them with decision making. A guardian may be appointed to help with decisions like health, accommodation and NDIS or an administrator to help with financial and legal decisions.
Members of the Board may perform other functions too like reviewing existing orders, considering applications made for consent to medical treatment, or reviewing registered Enduring Guardianship Instruments or Enduring Powers of Attorney. The Registry of the Board holds the Register of Enduring Guardian Instruments in Tasmania.