Office of the Public Guardian is introducing new and improved report forms for health and welfare decisions and property and financial decisions from 1 March 2016. The changes will mean deputies will now receive specific forms tailored to their deputyship order.

The new forms have been amended to make them clearer with improved guidance designed to make them easier to complete.

The following changes are made:

  • property and financial decisions (OPG102) and health and welfare decisions (OPG104), will replace the existing combined form;
  • a shorter version of the OPG102, called the OPG103, is to be introduced – existing property and finance deputies assessed under minimal supervision will be asked to complete the OPG103 when they report for the first time; and
  • all other deputies, both new and old, will be asked to complete either the OPG102 or OPG104 depending on their court order.

From 1 March 2016 until 1 September 2016, deputies can use either the old or new version of these forms to complete and submit a deputy report.